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Lawyer seeks delay for Montwheeler’s surgeries, recovery

Wednesday, Feb. 22 the Malheur County Circuit Court granted a request from Anthony Montwheeler's attorney to postpone his plea hearing until April. Montwheeler, above, is in an area hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a deadly crash in January.

By Pat Caldwell

Malheur Enterprise

VALE — Anthony W. Montwheeler won’t be going to court this month.

The man facing charges related to a double-homicide in January can’t appear in court because he is still recovering from his injuries, his attorney said in a court filing last week.

Today, Feb. 22, Malheur County Circuit Court Judge Erin K. Landis agreed to postpone Montwheeler’s plea hearing until April 17.

Montwheeler was originally slated for a pre-trial conference last week and a plea hearing this week.

Montwheeler is charged with aggravated . . .