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Judge postpones Winona Ryder trial date

Attorney Mark Geragos escorts Ryder as she arrives at an earlier court appearance.

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LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A judge Monday has postponed the start of shoplifting trial for actress Winona Ryder until next week.

Superior Court Judge Elden Fox said at a brief hearing that he had a schedule conflict that would delay the trial until October 15 or later. Ryder was originally scheduled to go on trial Wednesday.

Ryder has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree burglary, grand theft, vandalism and possession of a controlled substance.

She could be sentenced to more than three years in prison if convicted.

The star of "Girl, Interrupted" and other films was arrested last December for allegedly stealing $6,000 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Beverly Hills.

She has denied the charges, and her attorney said Monday there are no discussions going on involving a plea deal.

Ryder was not in court when the judge agreed to the continuance.

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