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Trial Pushed Back For Man Who Sold Ammo To Las Vegas Shooter

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A trial date has been reset for a 56-year-old Arizona man facing a federal ammunition-manufacturing charge in Las Vegas in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history.

 

Douglas Haig denies he illegally made armor-piercing and incendiary bullets found in a high-rise hotel room where the shooter staged the attack before killing himself.

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Haig's attorney, Marc Victor, and prosecutors confirmed Wednesday the trial was pushed back from March 11 to Aug. 12 to accommodate attorney and U.S. District Court schedules.

 

Haig lost a bid last October to move the case from Las Vegas to Phoenix, closer to his home in Mesa, Arizona.

 

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He's asking now to have the charge dismissed.

 

Haig isn't charged in the October 2017 shooting itself. Fifty-eight people died, more than 850 were injured.