Trial delayed for alleged kidnapper


Lawyers on both sides have agreed to reschedule the trial for a Hermiston area man accused of kidnapping and assaulting his former girlfriend.

Originally slated for later this month, the trial date for Alberto Quiroz Martinez, 28, has been pushed back while lawyers on both sides review evidence.

Martinez is in the Umatilla County Jail on charges relating the alleged kidnapping and assault of his former girlfriend on April 26. The situation ended May 1 with a police stand-off at a cabin in Crescent Lake in northern Klamath County. During a pre-trial hearing on Monday, prosecutor Richard Bunney said the district attorneyÂ’s office has received 1,269 pages of discovery and is expecting at least 200 more, in addition to four CDs they already have on hand.

Defense said Monday that Martinez had signed a document waiving his right to have a trial within 60 days. Circuit Court Judge Dan Hill accepted the request.

The next pre-trial court appearance was set for June 25.

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