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Second delay in discovery hearing for alleged killers in Cynthia Hoffman murder trial

 Judge Michael Wolverton at a discovery hearing in the Cynthia Hoffman case. Oct. 29, 2019.
Judge Michael Wolverton at a discovery hearing in the Cynthia Hoffman case. Oct. 29, 2019. (KTUU)
Published: Jan. 28, 2020 at 10:29 PM AKST
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On Tuesday, a judge ordered the second rescheduling of a discovery hearing for Denali Brehmer, Kayden McIntosh,Caleb Leyland and Darin Schilmiller. The group of four are accused in the murder of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman last June.

The initial discovery hearing for the case was set to take place last October, but was postponed. At that time, attorneys requested an extension which would allow them to fully analyze 160 pages of information related to the case. Now, it appears that it will be quite sometime before the court gets around to setting a trial date.

On Tuesday morning, prosecutors handed 56 gigabytes of material over to the defense teams. When pressed about the volume of the new information, Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay told the judge that it would amount to more than 100,000 pages if printed out in PDF a format- one cellphone extraction "by itself, is over 60,000 pages," according to McKay.

Timothy Hoffman, the father of Cynthia, was present during the proceedings. He told KTUU in October that he would attend every court appearance until the trail was finished. On Tuesday, he reaffirmed his intentions.

"I figured there was more evidence somewhere but I did not know it was going to be going on for another couple months." Hoffman said, "...You know, nothing really disappoints me, I am prepared for a long journey."

The next date for a discovery hearing related to the murder case is April 28.