Trial of alleged gang member delayed

2014-02-12T20:15:00Z 2014-02-12T23:28:09Z Trial of alleged gang member delayedTimes Staff
February 12, 2014 8:15 pm  • 

HAMMOND | The federal trial of an Imperial Gangster member who could face the death penalty was pushed back Wednesday, according to court records.

Juan "Tito" Briseno, of Hammond, could face the death penalty if he is found guilty of murder in aid of racketeering and firearm murder, according to court documents. He's accused of taking part or being responsible for at least six murders, four attempted murders, racketeering activity and dealing drugs, according to court documents. 

Briseno's trial was scheduled to start April 7, according to a motion. His new trial date will be scheduled in about two weeks. 

According to a motion filed in federal court, Briseno's attorney asked that the trial be pushed back to September. 

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