Pocahontas man's quadruple murder trial delayed

POCAHONTAS, AR (AP) - The murder trial of a man charged in the deaths of a Dalton couple and their two children has been delayed while he undergoes a mental evaluation after he tested positive for the active ingredient in marijuana.

The evaluation for Charles "Chad" Green was ordered Thursday at the request of defense attorney Jeff Rosenzweig - moments before jury selection was to begin in Randolph County Circuit Court. Jurors were told to return to court Monday.

Green pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping in the case in 2004 and was sentenced to 40 years in prison as part of a plea deal in which he testified against his father.

The plea deal was revoked when Green refused to testify a second time after his father's murder convictions were overturned.

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