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Thomas Lee Fairbanks, 32, is a suspect in the Mahnomen shooting.

Trial delayed for accused gunman in Dewey shooting case

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The trial for the man accused of shooting Mahnomen County Deputy Christopher Dewey is postponed, and a schedule may not be set until it's clear whether he'll face a charge of first-degree murder.


Thomas Fairbanks was to stand trial starting on Sept. 20, but when prosecutors amended the charges after Dewey's death earlier this month, they didn't object to Fairbanks withdrawing his demand for a speedy trial, said Joe Parise, the defense attorney for Fairbanks.

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