• Trial for suspect in Phylicia Barnes' death scheduled for next year

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The trial for the man accused of killing Monroe teenager Phylicia Barnes has been moved to January of next year.

    Barnes’ sister's ex-boyfriend, Michael Johnson, is charged with killing her while she was visiting family in Baltimore in 2010.

    Her body was found in a river months later.

    Johnson was arrested this past April.

    Prosecutors said Barnes died from asphyxiation, but haven't given any more details.

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