Murder Trial To Take Two Week Break

By WEEK Producer

February 10, 2011 Updated Feb 10, 2011 at 11:44 PM CDT

The trial of 35-year-old Diyez Ramon Owens in McLean County has been delayed at the request of owens' lawyers.

Owens is charged with first-degree murder in the 2005 strangulation death of Barry Lewis.

Lewis' body was found in the trunk of a stolen car after it was recovered by police.

Owens was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree murder while serving time in prison for his part in a Bloomington armed robbery .

43-year-old Tommy Slayton testified this week about how he saw Owens strangle Lewis.

Slayton had been sent to prison earlier for concealing a homicide.

Now, Owens' lawyers say they wanttwo weeks time to bring in two new witnesses to testify.

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