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Trial delayed for man accused of killing Janaya Thompson

The man charged with the murder and sexual battery of Janaya Thompson will stand trial in January 2017. (Photo source: WLOX) The man charged with the murder and sexual battery of Janaya Thompson will stand trial in January 2017. (Photo source: WLOX)
Janaya Thompson (Photo source: Facebook) Janaya Thompson (Photo source: Facebook)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The trial for capital murder suspect Alberto Garcia has been postponed. Instead of starting next month, it now begins in January.

Garcia is accused of killing 5-year-old Janaya Thompson in 2004.

Sources also tell WLOX News Now that a judge recently denied a defense motion to move the trial out of Harrison County.

Garcia, his defense attorneys and prosecutors participated in a status hearing on Wednesday, focused on the upcoming trial. 

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