Opening statements are delayed in the trial against the man accused of a double murder in Hamlin due to the dismissal of a juror on Wednesday. Investigators say the suspect knew the victims and believe this was related to a marijuana deal gone wrong.

UPDATE: The trial for a man accused of killing two men in Hamlin is now delayed due to an issue with one of the jurors.

The juror has been dismissed and replaced after raising concerns in court on Wednesday.

The trial against 19-year-old Mason Earle is expected to start Thursday afternoon.

Deputies say 19-year-old Mason Earle confessed to shooting and killing Alexander Burrow and Bruce Kane. Both were found in a burned out car on king street in Hamlin last September.

Investigators say Earle knew the victims and believe this was related to a marijuana deal gone wrong.

If convicted, Earle faces life in prison without parole.