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Suspect withdraws request for speedy trial

Friday, June 9, 2006

A man charged in connection with the December 2004 murder of Cassie Harris no longer wants a "speedy trial."

On Tuesday, Timothy D. Bailey, charged with assisting a criminal, appeared in Vigo County Superior Court Division 1 to have the request for a speedy trial vacated because he hired a new attorney.

The court granted the request to give Bailey's new attorney, Joe Etling, time to familiarize himself with details of the case before going to trial.

Authorities have linked Bailey to Kevin L. Hampton, who has been charged with the murders of three Wabash Valley women, two in 2004 and one in 2000. Bailey faces two charges of assisting a criminal, one in Vigo another in Clay counties.

In a probable cause statement, Vigo County authorities allege that Bailey, 44, attempted to get rid of evidence in triple murder suspect Kevin Hampton's home; although a crime scene unit was able to determine that a blood sample discovered on a couch came from Harris. Reported missing in December 2004, Harris' body was discovered in Vigo County in a creek close by a plant owned by Novelis in February 2005.

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