Riakos Lizana's lawyers want delay hearing, trial

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for a man charged in the killings of an Arkadelphia man and his two young stepdaughters are asking a judge to reschedule his upcoming hearing and trial.

    Read more: Ark. police ID 2 girls, stepfather found dead (http://on.kthv.com/UJbHqb)

    Riakos Lizana II is charged with capital murder in the Dec. 6 deaths of 4-year-old Marley Crutchfield, 6-year-old Adiele Crutchfield and the girls' stepfather, Bobby Jean Galbraith.

    Lizana's lawyers filed paperwork in Clark County on Wednesday asking a judge to push back a pretrial hearing scheduled for Tuesday. They also want a judge to delay his trial, which is set to begin Oct. 22.

    Authorities have released few details in the case, including a motive. The Daily Siftings-Herald has reported that investigators discovered a bloody palm print on a bedroom door of the family's Arkadelphia home.

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