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Trial for man accused in shooting death of Deputy Jacob Pickett delayed until 2020

Posted at 8:10 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 00:06:59-04

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) - The possible death penalty trial for the man charged with fatally shooting a central Indiana sheriff's deputy is being delayed for more than two years.

A Boone County judge this week issued orders scheduling a jury trial for 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt of Lebanon for August 2020. His trial had originally been set to start July 31.

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Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Baumgardt for the March 2 shooting of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett, who was chasing of Baumgardt with his police dog in Lebanon. The 34-year-old Pickett died three days later.

Baumgardt has pleaded not guilty but told reporters a few days after the shooting that he had no remorse for his actions and asked the judge whether he could seek the death penalty on his own.

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