The joint trial for two men accused of killing a Pasco teen outside a dance club has been postponed to Feb. 22.
Santos Flores-Alcaide attempted Thursday to get his case severed from that of his nephew, Enrique Alcaide.
Instead, Judge Robert Swisher ordered a four-week continuance in Franklin County Superior Court to give Flores-Alcaide's attorney more time to prepare. The trial originally was set to start Jan. 25.
Flores-Alcaide, 28, and Alcaide, 22, both are charged with one count of first-degree murder.
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The older uncle has additional felony charges of first-degree assault and possession of a stolen gun.
Prosecutors allege the two confronted Eduardo Angon Del Villar outside La Tropicana on West Columbia Street early Aug. 30.
A fistfight broke out between the 19-year-old Angon Del Villar and Alcaide, who allegedly told his uncle to get a pistol from their vehicle.
Flores-Alcaide fired several shots at close range at Del Villar, then turned the gun on a witness who was trying to help the victim, court documents said.
The suspects were arrested a short time later by Pasco police as they were driving on Lewis Street, documents said.
Last month, Swisher approved a prosecution motion to consolidate the cases for the trial.