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2019 trial for Tucson couple accused of fatally starving son

Posted at 11:34 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 14:46:12-04

The long-delayed trial of a Tucson couple accused of fatally starving their young son now is scheduled for April 2019.

The trial of Martin Barreras and his wife, Raquel, has been delayed four times.
They will face separate juries during the same five-week trial in Pima County Superior Court.
The skeletal remains of 3-year-old Roman Barreras were found in March 2014 in an old toy chest left behind after his family moved from their Tucson home.
The parents were indicted by a county grand jury on charges of first-degree murder, child abuse and concealing a body.

KGUN9 confirmed the trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. April 4. Judge Paul Tang will preside.