The trial of a Cameron, West Virginia man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife in back in 1999 has been delayed until later this year.
The delay comes after prosecutors say they found newly discovered evidence. This includes an FBI profiler's report suggesting someone else committed the crime. Allegheny County Deputy District Attorney Lisa Pellegrini said that she found the report in a local police file on the crime.
John Minch, 45, of Cameron, was arrested back in April of 2009 for the murder of 29-year-old Melissa Groot, but this was only after police say a hair found at the crime scene matched his DNA. Authorities say the hair had been in storage for years before it was tested.
Police said they did not have enough evidence before the hair was tested to charge Minch in the death of 29-year-old Melissa Groot in her Pittsburgh-area home. Her body had been discovered on May 6, 1999 by her second husband, David Groot.
Minch contends that he has been framed.