The first-degree murder trial of Daniel Eugene Binick, originally scheduled to begin Sept. 27, has been postponed until Nov. 15, a court official said Friday.

Binick, who was returned to Baltimore from Utah in April, has pleaded not guilty to the 1975 robbery-murder of an east Baltimore tavern owner.Before his return to Baltimore, Binick lived for 12 years in Salt Lake City under the name Jerry LeBeau. Defense attorney Howard L. Cardin said Binick had established a stable family life there, had strong ties to the community and had voluntarily turned himself in to face charges.

Cardin said prosecutors requested the trial delay in order to round up witnesses.

Cardin also said that plea bargain negotiations are continuing in the case but declined to discuss details.