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Status conference Monday for Walter Ellis

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A man accused of killing seven women between 1986 and 2007 is scheduled to have a status conference on Monday.

Walter Ellis, 50,  has pleaded not guilty to first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree murder in the deaths of the women, who were killed over a 21-year period.  

His new attorney Patrick Earle will be reporting his progress on the case and the status of finding a co-counsel to assist with the case.

Ellis was arrested in September 2009 and his original trial date was set for May 2010. But that got delayed until February 2011 after he requested another lawyer. That lawyer, Alejandro Lockwood, withdrew from the case in October and Earle got assigned.

Ellis' new trial is set for April 4.

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