Dave Hawk's Trial Delayed

November 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The south Valley man accused of murdering his ex-wife may not go to trial until next spring.Dave Hawk is charged with murdering his ex-wife, Debbie Hawk. On Thursday, a judge approved consolidating his murder trial with several felony financial crimes he's also facing.

Prosecutors said Hawk stole more than $300,000 dollars from his children's trust funds and murdered his ex-wife after she tried to take him to court for embezzlement. Prosecutors wanted to consolidate the embezzlement and murder trials because much of the evidence will be used in both cases.

Larry Crouch, prosecutor: "This case was always going to be presenting a bunch of financials as motive for a killing and these financials were contained in another case we're not surprised by the ruling."

Mark Coleman, Dave Hawk's Attorney said, "Obviously we're disappointed as we've continued all along the evidence with regards to the murder case is extremely weak and they're trying to join the two cases to prejudice the defendant."

Dave Hawk will be back in court in December to set a trial date.



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