Ellis murder trial postponed until Jan. 9 because of the holidays

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
A jury trial for Brandon Ellis, the Ojai native charged with murder following a Dec. 17, 2015 double shooting in Ventura, is scheduled for Jan. 9.
Ellis is charged with the murder of Ventura resident Douglas Blasher, 47, and the attempted murder of Alexa Payne.
He has entered not guilty pleas on all charges.
Blasher was pronounced dead at the scene of the 2015 crime, while Payne suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.
Payne and Ellis had previously been in a relationship.
See also: “Shooting suspect caught in Mexico,” Ojai Valley News, Dec. 22, 2015
See also: “Ellis pleads not guilty to charges in shooting death," Ojai Valley News, Feb. 23, 2016

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