Murder Suspect’s Trial Delayed in Eilers Case

By Greg Savage Jul 22, 2009
Justin Eilers’ stepfather, James R. Malec, has had his trial date pushed back. A provisional date of Aug. 31 has been set for the man accused of shooting and killing the former UFC heavyweight title contender after a Christmas night argument at Malec’s home in Nampa, Idaho.

According to a report at, Malec has retained the services of private counsel who will need the extra time to prepare for the trial.

Eilers (19-7-1) fought for the UFC heavyweight title in June 2005, suffering a knockout loss to champion Andrei Arlovski. The former Iowa State football standout was 30 years old when he died. He left behind an eight-year-old son.
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