Trial reset to 2016 for 25-year-old held in 2012 hammer slayings of Las Vegas mom, daughter

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LAS VEGAS — A death penalty trial has been pushed back for a 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a Las Vegas mother and daughter, and nearly killing their husband and father in a bloody hammer attack.

Clark County District Court Judge Jessie Walsh on Monday reset Bryan Devonte Clay Jr.'s trial to May 2, 2016.

Trial had been scheduled to start this week.

Clay faces charges including murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault with a weapon.

Defense attorney Tony Sgro wasn't immediately available to comment.

Clay is accused of attacking and killing Ignacia "Yadira" Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez in April 2012, and leaving Arturo Martinez with a severe head injury.

Martinez's two sons, ages 9 and 4, were spared.

Authorities say Clay told police he doesn't remember anything.

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