Trial delayed for man charged in NAU shooting

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The trial for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting won't start in July.

A judge granted a request Thursday from attorneys for Steven Jones to delay it but didn't immediately set a new date.

Two of Jones' attorneys wanted it pushed back because the State Bar of Arizona is reviewing a conflict of interest allegation against them.

Prosecutor Ammon Barker urged the judge to consider the victims' rights to a speedy trial.

The judge's decision marks the fourth delay in Jones' retrial. A jury in his first trial deadlocked on murder and other charges.

Jones maintains he acted in self-defense when he killed Colin Brough and wounded three other students on the Flagstaff campus in October 2015.

Prosecutors say Jones was the aggressor.

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