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No delays expected in murder trial for Mundt

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Jeffrey Mundt leaving court after a pre-trial conference on April 29, 2013. Jeffrey Mundt leaving court after a pre-trial conference on April 29, 2013.
James Carroll (Source: WAVE 3 Archives) James Carroll (Source: WAVE 3 Archives)
Joseph Banis on Feb. 26, 2013 during his trial. Joseph Banis on Feb. 26, 2013 during his trial.
The area in the basement in the home of Mundt and Banis where Carroll's body was found buried. The area in the basement in the home of Mundt and Banis where Carroll's body was found buried.
The container Jamie Carroll was buried in. The container Jamie Carroll was buried in.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The murder trial for Jeffrey Mundt is on time and scheduled to begin May 10. Both the Commonwealth and the defense have made agreements to try cut down on time.

"We have actually agreed that we will stipulate to the authenticity of the computers, phones, items," said Mundt's defense. "The computer and electronic evidence in the case because we believe that will save a significant amount of time on evidence that is going to come in."

Both sides agreed in the authenticity of the technological evidence, instead of verifying when the evidence was confiscated, attorneys can get right to arguing for or against the text messages and computer searches. Ryane Conroy, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney said it can cut down a day or two day in the trial.

"Instead of bringing in the phone company or the person from the Bowling Green Police Department that actually looked at the iPhone and took the text messages off, we just all start with the text messages," said Conroy.

Mundt is accused of killing James Carroll in 2009 with his boyfriend, Joseph Banis and burying Carroll's body in their basement. Mundt testified against Banis who was found guilty of murder in a separate trial in March.

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