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Judge Delays Retrial In Ala. Gambling Retrial

Montgomery, AL – A federal judge is postponing a retrial in Alabama's gambling corruption case.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson originally set the retrial to begin Oct. 3. But he agreed with defense and prosecution attorneys during a hearing Thursday that the date is too quick.

Thompson set a tentative retrial date of Jan. 9. He didn't rule on whether the seven remaining defendants will be retried together or split into three groups for separate trials.

The original trial ended Aug. 11 with two people being acquitted and jurors unable to reach a unanimous decision on some of the charges against seven others, including VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor and three current and former state senators.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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