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Plumadore hearing moves to May


Accused killer Michael Plumadore made a brief appearance in Allen Superior Court today.

What was supposed to be a pretrial hearing in order to make sure prosecutors and attorneys were prepared for Plumadore’s scheduled trial on charges that he killed a 9-year-old girl was instead rescheduled for next month.

Plumadore, 39, is charged with killing and then dismembering the body of Aliahna Lemmon in the days before Christmas. The case garnered national attention, first as Lemmon went missing in her trailer park and then days later as the grisly details emerged after authorities found part of her body in a gas station trash bin.

On Monday, Plumadore was brought into a courtroom for about 10 minutes.

When the hearing was supposed to start, Allen County prosecutors and Plumadore’s defense team agreed to reschedule the hearing for May 1 to allow more time for preparation.