Trial of man with bodies in yard postponed over snow

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Posted: Feb 09, 2015 3:09 PM

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Closing arguments in the trial of a Pennsylvania man charged with strangling a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend in 2002 have been postponed because of nasty winter weather.

A prosecutor and Hugo Selenski's defense attorney were scheduled to deliver closing arguments Monday, but freezing rain and snow in the forecast forced a postponement until Tuesday.

Prosecutors allege Selenski and a co-conspirator tortured Michael Kerkowski as part of a robbery, then killed him and his girlfriend, Tammy Fassett.

Authorities found their bodies buried behind Selenski's house north of Wilkes-Barre along with at least three other sets of human remains.

Selenski faces the death penalty if convicted. He's pleaded not guilty.