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UPDATE: Hearing delayed for suspect in Stradivarius violin theft

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A plea hearing was delayed Monday afternoon for the second of two men accused of robbing a concert-meister of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin in Milwaukee.

42-year-old Salah Salashadyn had his proceeding pushed up to July 24th.

He earlier pleaded not guilty to felony robbery, but his lawyer asked last month for a proceeding in which to finalize an apparent plea deal.

The other defendant, 36-year-old Universal Allah, is scheduled to be sentenced July 24th after he negotiated a robbery conviction.

Both men were accused of stealing a rare Stradivarius from a concert meister after a night-time performance in January at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Police recovered the violin nine days later, and it was found in good condition in an attic on Milwaukee's south side.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)