Coggins trial underway after two-hour delay...

After a nearly two-hour delay... testimony is underway in the trial of an Elmira-area man accused of being the ringleader of a group of four men accused in double-murder of a town of Carroll.  That from Chautauqua County Court Commissioner of Jurors Kathleen Krauza... who did not say what caused the delay... but, says opening statements by District Attorney David Foley... and, Public Defender Ned Barone began about 11:30 this morning.  They were to have started at 9:30.  Foley says Coggins faces an 11-count indictement... including one count of first-degree murder... and, several counts of second-degree murder.  Coggins is the alleged mastermind of the home-invasion -- murder case -- in which the four men allegedly went to the home of 66 year-old Gordon... and, 59 year-old Joyce Skinner... and, stabbed both to death in April of last year.  The four then allegedly set the house on fire to cover up the crime.

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