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Initial Hearing in Holocaust Shooting Case Postponed

By Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:54 PM

An initial hearing scheduled for today for white supremacist James W. von Brunn, who is accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, was rescheduled for next week because von Brunn is not well enough to be released from an area hospital.

Attorneys told U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola that von Brunn could be released from the hospital in the next week. Facciola set a follow-up court hearing for July 10.

Von Brunn, 88, faces first-degree murder charges in the June 10 shooting death of museum guard Stephen T. Johns. Von Brunn was shot by another security officer during the incident.

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