CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) – A southwest Missouri man accused of killing his infant son and dumping his body in a river will not go on trial until April.

Thirty-year-old Eddie Salazar Sr. had been scheduled for trial on Feb. 7. He’s charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 4, 2010 death of his 8-month-old son, Eddie Salazar Jr. He has pleaded
not guilty.

Salazar’s attorneys asked in a hearing Monday to have the trial delayed until April 4 and prosecutors did not object.

Salazar told police that his son had been kidnapped by two masked men, prompting an intense 38-hour search before the boy’s body was found in the Spring River east of Carthage.

A state pathologist ruled the death a homicide.

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