- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - The second trial of a man accused of killing his former roommate in 2009 also will be held in a different Iowa county.

On Thursday a judge ordered that John Green’s next trial begin March 30 in Boone County. The 55-year-old Green is charged with first-degree murder of 58-year-old Mark Koster in Sac City.

Green’s first trial was held in Webster County because his attorney had argued that pretrial publicity would make it impossible for Green to receive a fair trial in Sac City. The same argument was used against holding the second trial in Fort Dodge. The first trial ended in a mistrial.

Koster was reported missing in 2010 and declared dead in 2011. His remains were found buried in the basement of his Sac City home in 2012.


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