Suspect in 4 Waynesville killings has separate case delayed

Trial delayed to March 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - The man identified by authorities as the sole suspect in the shooting deaths of four people at a southern Indiana home has had his trial on federal firearms charges delayed until next year.

A federal judge approved a request from Samuel Sallee, 55, for a new defense attorney last week and pushed back his scheduled trial from October until March.

Sallee has been jailed since soon after the May 11 shootings in the Bartholomew County community of Waynesville in which a woman and three men were killed.

Sallee hasn't been charged in the shootings and has maintained his innocence.

Sallee is being held without bond on the federal charges of being a felon illegally possessing a weapon.

Court records indicated investigators found a rifle in Sallee's garage in Columbus.

Court documents released last month provided additional details into the investigation of Sallee in relation to the Waynesville killings.

Investigators believe Sallee had been present at the home where the killings happened earlier in the day.

Sallee faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted on the firearms charges.

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