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Oct 7, 1:53 PM EDT

Trial in Bundy standoff postponed due to Las Vegas shooting


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy and others in a 2014 armed standoff because of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Defense attorneys argued that the attack would cast a shadow over the trial, which was set to start Tuesday. On Friday, the judge rescheduled it for Oct. 30.

Bundy and others are accused of enlisting a self-styled militia to prevent federal agents from removing Bundy's cattle from federal land in Nevada.

Also Friday, defendant Pete Santilli of Cincinnati pleading guilty to conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer. Prosecutors say the 52-year-old faces up to six years in prison when sentenced Jan. 11.

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