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Trial delayed for man accused in Superior homicide

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SUPERIOR, WI (WTAQ) - A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's fiancee in Superior is having his trial delayed, so his lawyers can review newly-obtained evidence.  

42-year-old Juan Padilla of Fort Mojave Arizona was supposed to go on trial May 5th in Douglas County.

But the judge in the case approved a request for a delay from Padilla's public defender, Patrick O'Neill. He said an analysis of phone records from the State Crime Lab was submitted only last week -- and he and Padilla need time to go over it.  

Padilla is accused of killing 46-year-old Terrence Luukkonen of Duluth. He was found shot and bleeding in his car outside of Genesis Attachments in Superior in May of last year.  

Police said the victim was engaged to a woman who broke off a relationship with Padilla about a month before the killing. She told officers Padilla was upset about the break-up, and he wanted to kill her fiancee.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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