Ferrara murder trial pushed back to October

YOUNGSTOWN — The trial for James Ferrara, who is accused of a triple homicide in 1974 in Canfield Township, has been pushed back to October.

Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court agreed to push back the trial for Ferrara, 64, because of the complexities of putting together a case that is almost 40 years old.

The trial had been set to begin Aug. 5.

Judge Krichbaum said monthly status hearings also will be set for the case.

Ferrara is charged with the Dec. 14, 1974, murders of Benjamin Marsh, 33; his wife Marilyn, 32; and their 4-year-old daughter Heather, in their South Turner Road home. Their 1-year-old son Christopher was found unharmed and was later adopted by relatives.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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