- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - The trial of a man accused of killing two people in Mason City has been moved to Fort Dodge.

Peter Veal had requested a change of venue because of pretrial publicity in Cerro Gordo County. Court records say a judge granted the request Thursday and set a trial starting date of July 10 in Webster County District Court.

Veal has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of the attempted murder of a witness. Officers sent to a home in November to check reports of a shooting found the bodies of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars. Autopsies showed Christensen died from several “sharp-force” injuries and Kavars died from a gunshot wound to her neck and chest.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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