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Pflueger set for trial in October for deadly dam breach

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:37 p.m. HST, Jan 6, 2012

LIHUE  >> A tentative trial date has been set for a retired car dealer from Hawaii charged in the deaths of seven people swept from their homes after a century-old earthen dam broke on his property upstream.

Prosecutors and attorneys for James Pflueger have agreed to begin the trial Oct. 1.
The Garden Island reported Friday the 85-year-old Pflueger did not appear in court for the hearing.
Manslaughter charges were upheld in June. Pflueger is accused of altering his property in a way that caused a Kauai dam to give way on March 14, 2006.
He has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of manslaughter.
Attorneys anticipate the trial to last six to eight weeks.

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