The attorney for the man held in the 2012 killing of a 13-year-old girl in Rosemont Community Park won more time to prepare her client’s defense, pushing the start of Ryan Douglas Roberts’ murder trial to August.

The crime shocked and frightened the Rosemont community, shook investigators working the case and garnered national attention. The body of Jessica Funk-Haslam, an eighth-grader at Albert Einstein Middle School, was found on March 6, 2012, in the dugout of a baseball diamond at the park by a woman walking her dog. The girl had been beaten, stabbed, then asphyxiated, investigators said.

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