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Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack asks to delay trial

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2015 courtroom file sketch, Enrique Marquez Jr. appears in federal court in Riverside, Calif. Marquez, who faces charges for buying the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack, is asking that his trial be moved from July to March 2017. In a Friday, April 29, 2016 filing in federal court, attorneys for Marquez say there's too much evidence involved to make a July trial practical or fair to their client.  (Bill Robles via AP, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2015 courtroom file sketch, Enrique Marquez Jr. appears in federal court in Riverside, Calif. Marquez, who faces charges for buying the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack, is asking that his trial be moved from July to March 2017. In a Friday, April 29, 2016 filing in federal court, attorneys for Marquez say there's too much evidence involved to make a July trial practical or fair to their client. (Bill Robles via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

The man who bought the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack is asking that his trial be moved from July to March 2017.

In a Friday filing in federal court, attorneys for Enrique Marquez Jr. say there's too much evidence involved to make a July trial practical or fair to their client.

They say the government's evidence includes more than 8,500 documents and 500 hours of audio interviews of witnesses. They say the case is so unusual and complex that it unreasonable to expect adequate preparation by July.

They're asking the trial be set for March 21.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office declined to comment.

Marquez has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with one of the San Bernardino shooters and to providing material support to terrorists.