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Trial rescheduled in football player’s slaying

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has rescheduled the trial of two Detroit men charged in the robbery and fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

Judge Donald Shelton moved the trial date in Washtenaw County for Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas, both 20, to July 21. It had been set for June 23.

The Ann Arbor News reports that Shelton said he met with attorneys in his chambers to discuss the scheduling, but no reason for the change was given in open court.

Pratt and Thomas are charged with open murder and armed robbery.

Reed, of Chicago, was killed Oct. 18 at his off-campus apartment building. Police said Reed’s wallet and cellphone were taken.

The 20-year-old was a wide receiver on the football team.


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