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Forsberg Pretrial Hearing Delayed Until March 10

Rancho Santa Margarita resident is accused of killing his wife 13 months ago.

The pretrial hearing for Rancho Santa Margarita's Richard Gustav Forsberg, accused of murdering his wife and lying about her whereabouts for six months, was continued from Friday until March 10.

The hearing is scheduled for Orange County Superior Court in chamber C55 at 8:30 a.m.

Forsberg, 62, has been charged with murdering his wife, Marcia Ann Forsberg, on Feb. 9, 2010. He has pleaded not guilty. Forsberg, represented by Robert Viefhaus, is facing one count of murder with special circumstances of lying in wait, which could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Police allege that Richard Forsberg by telling friends that his wife was out of state and, later, that the couple had separated.

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