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Trial date delayed for man accused of murder
Zhibin Duan
Zhibin Duan

The trial date has been delayed for a South Forsyth man facing charges for the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.

Attorney for Zhibin Duan, Steven Chen asked for the case to be postponed during a court appearance held Friday morning. Chen said they needed additional time for an examination of medical records and for the state to perform its own medical evaluation.

Duan, a 52-year-old man, was arrested on March 6, 2017 after deputies received multiple calls, “in reference to a male being confrontational with residents while walking in the [Wyndam Park] neighborhood,” according to a previous interview with Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

“Once our deputies arrived, they encountered the male on Gallatin Way with what appeared to be blood on his clothing,” Rainwater said. “The male refused to comply with orders to stand still and was secured.”

Rainwater said that the man, identified as Zhibin Duan, was taken into custody and deputies searching his residence, “located a deceased female."

Duan was transported to the Forsyth County Jail, where he is still currently being held without bond.

Duan is charged with six felonies including malice murder, murder and aggravated battery.