Trial reset in Las Vegas for man also held in Illinois death

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Trial has been reset to next year in Las Vegas for a man facing felony child sex and abuse charges in Nevada and a separate murder charge in Illinois, where his 6-year-old daughter’s body was found in a St. Louis-area town.

Jason Quate’s trial had been scheduled Monday, but a judge last month granted his court-appointed lawyer more time to prepare.

Prosecutor James Sweetin said Friday that he’ll be tried first in Las Vegas and then in St. Clair County, Illinois.

The case came to light after Quate’s wife, Elizabeth Odell-Quate, told police in June 2017 that her husband forced her into prostitution, killed their youngest daughter and was abusing their two other daughters, ages 12 and 13.

Elizabeth Quate is due to plead guilty in December in Illinois to a felony concealing a body charge.

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