Trial in six-year-old's death delayed again

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FORSYTH, Mo. (KY3) - The first degree murder case against John Roberts is facing another delay after Circuit Judge Tony Williams recused himself Thursday afternoon.

Williams had previously been disqualified from the case as an associate judge, and that disqualification is still in effect in his new position. The Missouri Supreme Court will assign a new judge.

Roberts, 57, is accused of strangling 6-year-old Jasmine Miller in February 2015. Her body was found in a hotel room belonging to Roberts.

The case had been delayed for years as Roberts was declared unfit to stand trial.

Roberts was supposed to be arraigned Thursday, but that will have to wait for the newly appointed judge.

He is facing life in prison.

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