2011-09-22 / Police Reports

Trial Delay For Pa. Man In Buried Bodies Case

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A two-month trial postponement has been approved in the repeatedly delayed homicide case against a northeastern Pennsylvania man who had as many as a dozen bodies buried on his property.

Hugo Selenski is charged in the 2002 deaths of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett, whose bodies were recovered from his Kingston Township property. His trial was supposed to start Monday.

A Luzerne County judge granted Selenski’s request for a delay. Selenski said he recently received thousands of pages of case documents and needs more time to review them.

He is already serving a 32- year sentence for a 2003 home-invasion robbery. He faces more time after using a rope made of bed sheets to escape from the county prison that same year.

Attorneys in the case are under a gag order.

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