The trial for a man accused of strangling his wife to death then burying her body has been delayed.
Albert Gurkin is accused of killing his wife, Jewel, in May 2009. Her body was found behind the couple's home near Bear Grass three days after she was reported missing. She was 59 years old.
Gurkin, now 64 years old, has been behind bars since his arrest and his trial had been scheduled to begin Monday.
But District Attorney Seth Edwards says issues with evidence has brought about a delay in the trial. He said lawyers are expected to meet with the judge later today to discuss a new trial date, which might be a couple of months from now.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.