Martinsville man seeks delay in sentencing in hunting case

WICHITA, KS (AP) - A Texas man who ran guided hunts in Kansas wants a delay in his sentencing for conspiracy and trafficking in wildlife.

James Butler Jr., of Martinsville, Texas, faces sentencing June 2 in federal court in Wichita.

Defense attorney Kurt Kerns filed a request Tuesday for an eight-week delay, saying he needed more time to prepare because he's now in the midst of a long jury trial representing a man accused of genocide.

Butler owns and operates the Camp Lone Star hunting club in Coldwater, about 110 miles southwest of Wichita. His brother, Marlin, works there as a guide.

The brothers pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to break a federal law barring interstate transport of wildlife taken in violation of state regulations.

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