Trial for Billings man accused of shooting neighbor in 2013 pushed back

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BILLINGS, Montana — The trial for a man accused of shooting his neighbor to death in 2013 has been pushed back and his attorneys are asking a District Court judge to suppress much of the evidence in the case.

The Billings Gazette reports ( ) that Patrick O. Neiss' trial for the shooting of 47-year-old Frank Green III will be Sept. 14. Neiss has denied the charges and originally was set to go to trial May 18.

His lawyers filed documents in District Court moving to suppress a large portion of the evidence in the case and dismiss a charge of tampering with evidence.

The motion says Neiss was detained illegally during the early stages of the investigation and that authorities did not have a proper warrant when they arrested him in August 2014.

Information from: The Billings Gazette,

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