Murder suspect's new trial delayed

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man convicted of murdering his girlfriend will get a new trial but not until October.

Parley Jeffs Dutson's conviction was overturned after one of the jurors who found him guilty admitted she was a victim of rape and had not disclosed that fact during jury selection.

Dutson is accused of shooting his girlfriend, 15-year-old Kara Hopkins, in the back of the head during a party at a West Jordan apartment in April 2007 after she refused his sexual advances.

Dutson's new trial was scheduled for this summer but has been delayed due to the assignment of a new lawyer.

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