Ryan Duke pre-trial hearing cancelled

Ryan Duke in Irwin Co. Superior Court
Ryan Duke in Irwin Co. Superior Court(WALB)
Updated: Feb. 27, 2019 at 4:52 PM EST
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IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) - A pre-trial hearing for the man accused in the death and disappearance of Tara Grinstead, an Irwin County teacher and beauty queen has been cancelled.

The pre-trial hearing for Ryan Duke was scheduled for Friday at the Irwin County Courthouse.

WALB learned about the hearing last week after confirming it with the District Attorney’s office.

The reason for the hearing was not released to WALB.

Officials had said the hearing was requested by the defense in the case.

The trial is set for April 1.

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