Another delay in Anderson trial

YOUNGSTOWN — A man accused of murder has been waiting on a final jury verdict for seven years — and he is going to have to wait a little longer.

Christopher Anderson, 41, of South Main Street, Austintown, was set to go on trial before Judge James C. Evans, Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, for the 2002 murder of 22-year-old Amber Zurcher, but a motion from his attorney John B. Juhasz has pushed the trial date back to Nov. 30.

Monday’s trial would have been the third trial for Anderson in the Zurcher murder. He had been convicted of the murder in 2003 and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, but that decision was overturned on appeal in 2006.

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