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Riffe Trial Set for November; Likely Will Last Weeks

Evidence: Defense Says No DNA or Fingerprints Link Client to Crime

Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 2:55 pm | Updated: 3:04 pm, Fri Sep 7, 2012.

The trial of Rick Riffe, the man accused of the 1985 double-murder of an elderly Ethel couple, will likely last at least two to three weeks and the prosecution anticipates upwards of 100 witnesses to participate. The trial is scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 5.

During a court hearing Thursday afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court, Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead described coordinating that number of witnesses as a “logistical nightmare,” considering that a number of the witnesses don’t currently live in the state and will need to be brought to Lewis County for the trial.

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