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Updated: 05/19/2017 08:30:02AM

Former Punta Gorda officer waives speedy trial

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Lee Coel appeared in court for a case management conference Thursday.

By ANNE EASKER

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The former Punta Gorda Police officer responsible for ending the life of retired librarian Mary Knowlton is unlikely to see the outcome of his criminal case until February of next year.

At a case-management conference Thursday, Lee Coel appeared at the Charlotte County Justice Center with his attorney, Alvin Entin of Fort Lauderdale, and waived a speedy trial.

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