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Continuance ordered in Meijer gas station shooting case

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) -

The defense for the man accused in the Thanksgiving night shooting at a Meijer gas station will have more time to prepare their case.

21-year old Victor Rivera was in court Monday for a pre-trial conference. During Monday's hearing, Rivera's attorney made a motion for a continuance. The request was so there will be a more prepared defense.

The prosecutor in the case objected, saying the state was ready to go to trial. Rivera previously requested a speedy trial. The judge in the case decided the best possible defense should be allowed.

Rivera is accused of killing 25-year-old Jacob Walerko on Thanksgiving night at the Meijer gas station on Lima Road. Reports say Rivera shot Walerko with a sawed-off shotgun before stealing a pack of cigarettes and running off.

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Rivera faces several charges including murder, felony murder, and robbery causing serious bodily injury. He will appear in court for a status hearing on April 30.

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