Port Angeles: New trial date for accused deputy killer

A Sept. 3 trial has been scheduled for the man accused of killing a Clallam County deputy sheriff in August 2000.

An Island County jury will be transported to the Clallam County Courthouse for the duration of the trial of Thomas Martin Roberts, 55.

Roberts has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and remains in Clallam County jail for the Aug. 5, 2000, slaying of Deputy Wally Davis.

Prosecuting and defense attorneys will meet March 7 to schedule motion hearings that will lead up to the trial.

The previous May 28 trial date was changed to accommodate the availability of witnesses, court officials said.

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