Hearing delayed for man charged with killing 7 in 2 states

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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1:52 PM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hearing for a man accused of killing seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period has been postponed.

Twenty-two-year-old Todd West and two co-defendants were supposed to have a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on homicide and robbery counts.

There was no immediate word on why it was postponed. No new hearing date has been scheduled.

Police have said West confessed to the July 5 shooting deaths of a man and a woman in Allentown.

West, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged separately with four homicides in Elizabeth and a fifth homicide in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Authorities have not revealed a motive for any of the homicides but say they have found no connection among the victims.