The trial’s been delayed in the case of a western Iowa teen charged with setting a deadly house fire last March. Judge Jeffrey L. Larson Monday ordered a continuance in the case of 18-year Tracey Dyess. The Griswold teen allegedly set fire to her family’s home March 31st in an attempt to kill her stepfather, Brian Street. The girl says molested her and he’s currently awaiting trial in federal court on child pornography charges. Dyess, whose 13-year old sister and six-year old nephew died in the blaze, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson. Her trial was slated to begin October 25th, but Judge Larson Monday ordered that it not begin until February 21, 2006. Cass County Attorney Dan Feistner said Monday both sides felt there were unresolved matters in the case that needed additional time to be looked at before the case goes to trial, and the judge agreed. Monday’s continuance was the first extension that has been granted in connection with the case.
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