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Trial date postponed for Fulton man accused of killing classmate in 1991


A Fulton man who is accused of killing his Russellville classmate more than 30 years ago will have to wait longer for his jury trial to start.

Chris Niemet, 46, is accused of killing his classmate, Greg Jones in April 1991 in Russellville. Jones was 14. Niemet also would have been 14 at the time. Niemet was charged in 2020 with first-degree murder.

Niemet had a jury trial set for Monday, July 17, but it was canceled. A trial setting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14 at the Cole County Circuit Court. The defense moved to continue the trial date after there were delays on the defense’s scientific testing, according to Casenet.

Niemet’s lawyers previously filed a motion to dismiss in April, claiming there wasn’t enough evidence to accuse him of first-degree murder.

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