Prosecutor for Lazcano’s trial predicts length of trial may last three weeks

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Daniel Lazcano is accused of murdering Marcus Schur.
SPOKANE, WA - The third trial for a man accused of killing Marcus Schur continues in Spokane County, and it could last longer than expected.

Daniel Lazcano had two trials in Whitman County earlier this year, and both resulted in hung juries. His third trial began in Spokane on Monday, so week one is now complete.

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said the state is currently in the process of presenting its case.

"We're a little bit more than half way through the prosecutor's case I think," said Tracy. "It's always hard to predict how quickly things will move during the trial, but that's my best prediction. And then we'll see if the defense wants to present any witnesses."

The trial was expected to last two weeks, but Tracy said there's a good chance it'll spill over into a third week because Spokane County only holds trials from Monday through Thursday.

Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank Lazcano were accused of murdering Schur in Malden in December 2011. Frank Lazcano was found guilty of first degree murder and is currently serving time in state prison.