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Trial for mother of 'Peter Boy' Kema postponed until 2017

Jaylin Kema in court (Image: Hawaii News Now/file) Jaylin Kema in court (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)
"Peter Boy" Kema Jr. disappeared in 1997 at 6 years old. (Image: Family) "Peter Boy" Kema Jr. disappeared in 1997 at 6 years old. (Image: Family)

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - The trial for a Hawaii mother charged with murder in the death of her son who has been missing for nearly 20 years has been postponed until 2017.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports a judge granted Jaylin Kema's request Monday to delay her trial until Jan. 30. The trial for the 1997 death of 6-year-old Peter Kema Jr., known as "Peter Boy," had initially been scheduled to start next month.

Both Kema and her husband, Peter Kema Sr., have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in their son's death. His trial is scheduled for Sept. 19, but is also expected to be delayed.

The boy's parents had long been suspects in his disappearance before prosecutors said they finally had enough evidence to charge them in April.

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