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Rape trial delayed for ex-Pasco police officer

Associated Press

TRI-CITIES, Wash. – The rape trial for a former Pasco police officer, also charged in a separate case for the 1986 slaying of a Spokane prostitute, has been postponed.

The Tri-City Herald repored Richard Aguirre’s trial was pushed back on Tuesday to give the prosecution time to prepare for the late addition of a defense witness. The trial will be July 6.

Aguirre resigned from the Pasco Police Department last year after being placed on leave during the sexual assault investigation.

Aguirre also faces a November trial in connection with the beating and strangulation of Ruby Doss. He was allegedly linked to the crime 29 years after it happened by DNA evidence found on a condom near Doss’ body.

His lawyers previously argued he wasn’t in the country at the time of the killing.

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