Three Headed For Trial In Ashford Boy's Uzi Death

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Three men involved in a Massachusetts gun fair where an 8-year-old boy accidentally killed himself with an Uzi are expected to stand trial in two weeks.

Edward Fleury, Carl Guiffre and Domenico Spano have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the October 2008 death of Christopher Bizilj.

Their trial is scheduled to start Nov. 10.

Authorities say Bizilj, of Ashford, Conn., shot himself after he lost control of a small machine gun while firing it at the Westfield gun show.

Fleury owned the company that organized the event and prosecutors say Guiffre, of Hartford, Conn., and Spano, of New Milford, Conn., brought the Uzi there.

A hearing Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court was continued to Monday because Spano's attorney was handling a Boston murder trial and Guiffre was in surgery after a motorcycle accident.

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