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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The trial again has been postponed for a South Peoria teenager charged in the shooting deaths of two people at an off-campus party near Bradley University last year.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reported Thursday that prosecutors and public defenders agreed to postpone 17-year-old Jermontay Brock's trial from Jan. 22 until March 25. Brock faces first-degree murder charges in the April 8, 2018 deaths of 22-year-old Anthony Polnitz and 18-year-old Nasjay Murry. Murry was a pre-med student at Bradley. The delay is pending DNA results from the state police crime lab.

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Brock is charged as an adult but is housed at the Peoria County's Juvenile Detention Center.

Authorities allege that Brock shot Polnitz because he was affiliated with a rival gang. They say it appears Murry was simply attending the same party.

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