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Death penalty trial delayed
Rescheduled for this fall
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Forsyth County News

A death penalty case expected to go to trial next week has been delayed.

Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David L. Dickinson has signed an order continuing the state’s case against Marcin Sosniak to October.

Jury selection in the matter was expected to begin Monday.

"Notwithstanding the court’s desire to move the case to trial, given that the request for delay has been made solely and vigorously by defendant, the court finds that a reasonable continuance is appropriate," the order states. "However, the court does not anticipate granting any further continuances in this case."

The order notes that Sosniak’s attorneys requested the continuance for additional time to prepare his defense.

Forsyth County District Attorney Penny Penn could not be reached for comment on the matter.

Sosniak, Frank Ortegon and Jason McGhee each face the death penalty in connection with a March 19, 2006, massacre at a farmhouse off Ronald Reagan Boulevard.

Four people, three of whom were teenagers, were killed in the attack.

The men have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and will be tried separately.