A Richland man charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend 30 times had his trial postponed three weeks.
Lawrence A. Miller is set to face a Benton County Superior Court jury on March 31.
The 34-year-old is charged with second-degree murder with domestic violence for allegedly killing Rebeca Vandeventer on Sept. 11 while her three children were in the apartment.
The charge includes four aggravating circumstances: deliberate cruelty, aggravated domestic violence, a destructive and foreseeable impact on others and excessive injuries.
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Vandeventer and Miller reportedly shared the Dos Palos Court apartment, even though they'd recently broken up.
Miller was upset that Vandeventer wouldn't stop seeing another man, and used a 4- to 6-inch knife from a kitchen drawer to kill her during a bloody fight, court documents said.
Her 8-year-old son went to a neighbor's home to get help after Miller left. Miller turned himself in at the Richland Police Department that same night.