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The trial of Cara Cottle, the woman charged with second degree murder in the death of the prominent local goth Dirk Smiler, won’t begin until Aug. 16 in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. It was originally set for next Monday—-according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Mark J. Sullivan, it had to be pushed back for scheduling reasons.

I suggested that two months is a long delay between dates. “No it’s not,” he said.