Hearing for Winterthur Suspect Moved

Preliminary hearing for Abir Ali, accused of killing Dunkin' Donuts Bahrat Patel, continued to Oct. 31.

The preliminary hearing for Abir Ali, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dunkin Donuts co-owner Bharat Patel, has been continued to Oct. 31.

Ali, 20, appeared in a Fairfax County General District Courtroom on Wednesday.

Prosecutors asked for the continuance because they are waiting for additional autopsy results. This was the third postponement in the case.

Ali was an employee of Patel's at Dunkin' Donuts , route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"dunkin-donuts-f1c13117"} -->at Hunters Woods Plaza when it opened on June 6. Three days later, after a report of a fight near Patel's apartment on Winterthur Lane,


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