Ketchikan man receives new trial date

Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2001

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Manuel Ortega will stand trial on Feb. 5 for the death of his roommate.

Defense and prosecuting attorneys agreed to change the trial date during a hearing on Thursday. Ortega, 29, was originally scheduled to stand trial in October.

Ortega is charged with first-degree murder in death of Ruben D. Cabrera. Cabrera was found dead July 15 after the two men allegedly had a fight, police said.

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