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Murder trial delayed for dad in 3-year-old son's death

Lawyer Richard Fuschino Jr., left, David Creato, center, and Lisa Creato, right, the parents of David Creato, Jr. walk outside Camden County Superior Court, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Camden, N.J. A judge has agreed to delay the murder trial of David Creato, Jr., a father accused of killing his son. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
October 03, 2016 - 10:02 AM

CAMDEN, N.J. - A judge has agreed to delay the murder trial of a New Jersey father accused of killing his 3-year-old son because he had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

David Creato Jr.'s trial was scheduled to start Monday. But the judge agreed to reschedule it for Jan. 9 after Creato's attorney sought more time to obtain a report from an expert witness, a forensic medical examiner.

Creato has pleaded not guilty to murder and child endangerment charges. He remains jailed on $750,000 bail.

Camden County prosecutors have said Creato's son, Brendan, suffered "homicidal violence."

They say the 23-year-old Haddon Township man killed Brendan last October and then reported him missing, prompting a townwide search.

Prosecutors say Creato's girlfriend had resented dealings with the child's mother.

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