Man's Trial in Death of Gering Girl is Delayed

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GERING, Neb. A trial has been delayed for a 27-year-old man accused in the death of a 2-year-old Gering girl in 2008.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin this coming Monday for the trial of Dustin Chauncey. But his attorneys requested a delay because of a death in one of their families. The trial now is scheduled to begin Oct. 27.

Chauncey has pleaded not guilty to intentional child abuse resulting in the death of Juliette Geurts in July 2008. Chauncey was the boyfriend at the time of the girl's mother, Charyse Geurts. Charges against her have been dismissed because of the statute of limitations.