Latest: Trial delayed for former officer accused in suitcase deaths
KENOSHA (AP) — The trial for a former police officer accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a suitcase along a rural Wisconsin highway has been delayed until November.
Steven Zelich is also suspected in the death of another woman who was found in a second suitcase at the same location in Walworth County.
The 53-year-old was set for trial next month on first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. According to online court records, on Friday a Kenosha County judge moved the trial to November 16th.
Zelich is accused in the 2012 death of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez, a college student from Cottage Grove, Oregon. He’s also suspected of killing 37-year-old Laura Simonson at a Rochester, Minnesota, hotel.
Court records say Zelich told investigators he killed them accidentally during sex.