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Delay in Seneca County eavesdropping case

Oral arguments in the case of a former Ovid resident whose telephone calls were recorded by police as part of a 1985 murder investigation have been delayed.

Acting Seneca County Judge Daniel Doyle was scheduled Tuesday to hear a request by Doug Zammett to see the contents of those calls. The case was adjourned to May 28.

Acting District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz said he was prepared to argue the case. After court Tuesday, he said Zammett — who filed court papers on his own — may be hiring an attorney for the oral arguments.

Zammett is asking to see intercepted phone calls and video surveillance from state police during a one-month period in 2014, when he was under investigation for the stabbing death of Kristin O’Connell. Her body was found in an Ovid cornfield in August 1985.

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