Fairbanks trial again delayed as jury selection remains slow process
CROOKSTON -- The murder trial of Thomas Fairbanks again has been pushed back as jury selection continues to go slower than the judge expected.
Fairbanks is charged with shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey Feb. 18, 2009, causing his death in hospice care in August 2010. The charge of murdering a peace officer carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. He also faces several lesser charges from the incident and ensuing standoff.
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