Julie Harper on February 24
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The trial of Julie Elizabeth Harper, 40, who pleads not guilty to the murder of her 39-year-old husband while their children played downstairs, has been delayed from April until June of this year, on defense request.

Jason Harper was found dead of a single gunshot wound, in the master bedroom of the couple’s Carlsbad home, in August of 2012.

Today, February 24, the judge also issued a “no contact order” to Julie Harper, directing her not to communicate by phone nor to send packages nor otherwise contact Lina and Homer Harper, the parents of the deceased.

Judge Blaine Bowman said the “no contact order” includes protection for the three children of Julie and Jason, who apparently are staying with Lina and Homer Harper.

“The children are potential witnesses at trial,” said Bowman.

Julie Harper bailed out a year after she was taken into custody, posting $2 million bond in September 2013.

The next hearing for this case is set for June 9 in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.

(corrected 2/25, 4:45 p.m.)

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Matt101 Feb. 25, 2014 @ 4:01 p.m.

Is this a typo? "Julie Harper bailed out a month after she was taken into custody, posting $2 million bond in September 2012." -- She was bailed out in September 2013, which is more than a year after August 2012, when she was taken into custody and bail was set.

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Eva Knott Feb. 25, 2014 @ 4:20 p.m.

Thank you, you are correct, she bailed out more than a year after she was taken into custody, in mid-September of 2013. She was booked into custody on August 8 2012.

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Eva Knott June 30, 2014 @ 10:04 a.m.

On Friday, June 27, the attorney for Julie Harper won another two-month delay for start of her trial. The new date to begin jury selection is now set for September 15, moved from July 14.

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