Judge grants continuance in Tara Grinstead case

Judge grants continuance in Tara Grinstead case
Ryan Duke in his first court appearance, in March of 2017 (Source: WALB)

IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) - A high-profile murder case in Irwin County will likely go to trial next summer.

Ryan Duke is facing murder charges for the death of Tara Grinstead.

On Thursday, Ryan Duke's defense attorneys asked for more time and a judge granted that continuance.

Grinstead was a former beauty queen and teacher that went missing in October of 2005.

Duke was arrested and charged last year in connection with her disappearance.

The state said it is ready to go trial. The prosecution handed the Georgia Bureau of Investigation file over to the defense back in November.

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