Port Angeles: Hearing for accused deputy killer delayed

Clallam County Superior Court Judge George L. Wood has postponed the omnibus hearing for a 54-year-old Port Angeles man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy last year.

The hearing for Thomas Martin Roberts will now take place Oct. 18.

Wood ordered the hearing to be rescheduled from today because he is currently presiding over another case.

Roberts allegedly shot Deputy Wally Davis as the law-enforcer responded to a disturbance at Roberts’ house Aug. 5, 2000. Sheriff Joe Hawe has described the act as an “ambush.”

Since his arrest, Roberts has been confined to the Clallam County jail and Western State Hospital near Tacoma for psychiatric evaluation.

Prosecutors in February announced they would not seek the death penalty for Roberts, opting instead to seek life imprisonment.

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