March 03, 2011
The start of a second murder trial for an East Wenatchee man has been continued. 30 year old Christopher Martin Owens is accused in the December 2008 shooting death of Richard Tyler.
Owens first murder trial in 2009 ended in a deadlocked jury resulting in a mistrial. Owens second trial was set to begin March 7th but Prosecutor Eric Biggar says one of the State’s witnesses became unavailable. Owens defense attorney requested the continuance.
The new trial date is set for May 23rd. Owens has remained in custody since the December 23rd , 2008 shooting. His bail is set at 1 million dollars.