Pa. man accused in slaying wants trial delayed
Published: March 14, 2013
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are fighting a request to delay the trial of a suburban Philadelphia man accused of killing his parents and twin brother with a sword.
The Times Herald reports (http://bit.ly/13Tw9N4) the court-appointed guardian for 24-year-old Upper Merion resident Joseph C. McAndrew Jr. has asked for a delay while McAndrew tries to gain access to his mother's estate to help pay for his defense.
Prosecutors say the request would set a "disastrous precedent." The judge hasn't yet scheduled a hearing on the matter.
Authorities say McAndrew used a sword to stab 70-year-old Joseph C. McAndrew, 64-year-old Susan C. McAndrew, and his twin, James McAndrew, in March 2011.
Guardian Joseph J. Hylan has filed papers requesting access to the funds in the mother's estate, which he valued at about $1 million.
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