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Trial of stabbing suspect delayed by forensics results


DNA evidence is holding up a capital murder case. Three people are charged in the 2011 stabbing death of wheelchair-bound David Pennington.

One of those suspects had a hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Tiffany Nunley was not present for the hearing, where both attorneys and the judge discussed the status of the case. Pending forensics, her case is set to be tried Dec. 9.

Investigators said Nunley attacked Pennington inside his Lauderdale County home. They said the victim had over 70 stab wounds.

Assistant county DA Will Powell said although the process is long, they are committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure this case is tried correctly and fairly.

"We're not going to stop fighting, we're not going to stop pushing, but at the same time, the delayed return of the forensic report has put us at the mercy of the defense attorney. If they need a continuance, I would expect it to be granted, so we'll just have to take full advantage of all the opportunities presented to us," said Powell.

A grand jury also indicted Nunley's twin sister Jessica as well as John Junior Minton for the crime. Their cases are set for trial in February.

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