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Trial date set for Colbert Co. man

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COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

There is a new trial date set for a man accused of trying to kill witnesses against him in another murder case.

Police said Derek Burt killed Harry Ricks during a home invasion robbery in 2008.

He was arrested and charged with that crime last year.

While in the Colbert County Jail, police said he tried to mail a letter asking someone to kill members of the Ricks family who may testify against him.

He was charged with solicitation to commit murder for that crime.

Burt will stand trial on August 19 for that crime.

His murder trial date has not been set.

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