Trial delayed in university student slaying

Andrew Compton disappeared in October 2010.
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The trial date for a Louisville man charged with killing a college student from Indiana has been delayed eight months amid talk of a plea deal.

WHAS-AM reported Thursday that prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Gregory O'Bryan, who is charged with killing Sullivan University student Andrew Compton of Carmel, Ind.

O'Bryan's trial has been delayed until July 2013 and another pretrial hearing is set for November.

Eighteen-year-old Compton disappeared Oct. 28, 2010. O'Bryan has said Compton died while they had sex and he put the body in a garbage bin. The body has not been found.

O'Bryan has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, sodomy, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

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