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2 accused of killing 3 children to be tried again

Monday - 1/7/2013, 5:46pm  ET

BALTIMORE - Two men accused of slashing the throats of three young relatives will have a third trial _ this time separately.

A judge ruled Monday that Policarpio Espinoza Perez and Adan Canela will have separate trials in the 2004 slayings.

A mistrial was declared in the men's first trial. An appeals court overturned the guilty verdicts and life sentences from the second trial.

The men are accused of killing Ricardo Espinoza, his sister, Lucero, and their cousin Alexis Quazada, at an apartment in northwest Baltimore.

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