Trial postponed for Bellevue father accused of suffocating children – METRO

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The trial of a man accused of suffocating his two children last May was originally scheduled to start on Monday, but has been postponed.

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Adam Price, 35, of Bellevue, was taken to Sarpy County Jail late Thursday, May 27, 2021, after being extradited from California. He faces charges in the deaths of his two young children. (Sarpy County Jail)

BUTTERFLY, Neb. (WOWT) – The trial of a man accused of suffocating his two children last May was originally scheduled to start on Monday, but has been postponed.

Adam Price was arrested in Pacifica, Calif., after his children were found dead inside his home after a welfare check. He faces two counts of first-degree murder and a possible life sentence if convicted.

The trial date update came from the courts last week after the defense requested an extension, according to court documents. The state did not object.

No new trial date has been set at this time. The defense was ordered to schedule an evidence hearing after depositions are completed, the documents say.

Theodore, 3, and Emily Price, 5, were found dead on May 16 at Price’s Bellevue home. The children’s parents were going through a divorce and this was the week Price had the children. Their mother, who lives in Illinois, had asked the police to watch them, which led authorities to discover the children’s bodies.

It was later determined that they had been suffocated.

Price has been held in Sarpy County Jail since May 27, when he was transferred there from California. His bail was set at $2.5 million.