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Supino court appearance delayed

Former Newton resident Theresa “Terri” Supino’s next court appearance in connection with the Copper Dollar Ranch double murder has been scheduled for July 7.

Supino pleaded not guilty during a March 10 court appearance, and a pre-trial conference planned for Monday was continued to July 7. Her trial originally had been scheduled for June 23, but no new trial date has been set.

Supino was charged with two counts of first-degree murder on the 31st anniversary of the March 3, 1983, deaths of her estranged husband, 20-year-old Steven Fisher, and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Melisa Gregory. Fisher was employed at the horse ranch, which was located approximately four miles northwest of Newton.

Fisher and Gregory died as a result of multiple “chop wounds” — 13 to Fisher’s head and 17 to Gregory’s face and head — inflicted by a heavy-edged instrument, according to court documents. Authorities have not specified what led to the break in the 31-year-old cold case.

Supino was living in Altoona at the time of her arrest. She is being held in the Jasper County Jail on a $400,000 bond.

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