Trial delayed for accused serial killer

The trial for accused serial killer Walter E. Ellis was moved to October from early May after a court hearing where Ellis' new defense attorney asked for more time to review the case. Ellis switched attorneys because he said his former attorney was not communicating with him properly and was also not adequately representing him. The Milwaukee County Circuit Judge said his former attorney had done a good job, but she allowed him new representation.

The 49-year-old was charged with killing seven prostitutes over a 21-year period. His new attorney said he might ask that the seven charged homicides be tried separately. The attorney said this is the biggest case he has ever handled, and that it is overwhelming.

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