- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - A judge has rejected an Iowa man’s request to delay his third trial in the 2012 death of his pregnant wife.

The Ottumwa Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1kME5ET ) Judge Daniel Wilson rejected the request Wednesday morning. It was made in early May by an attorney for Seth Techel.

Techel is charged with first-degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy. His wife, Lisa, was several months pregnant when she was found shot in the couple’s trailer in southeast Iowa.

Techel’s first two trials ended in mistrials. A third trial is set for July 14 in Davenport.

The Iowa Supreme Court in April rejected a bid by Techel to have his bond reduced pending trial. He remains jailed.

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Information from: The Ottumwa Courier, https://www.ottumwacourier.com

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