A Northwood man charged with first-degree murder has been granted a new location for his trial. Tyrone Washington had argued that with so few blacks in Worth County, he wouldn't be judged by a jury of his peers. He said he'd be at an additional disadvantage as a black man who was
dating a white woman. Washington also cited the intense media coverage. Judge Colleen Weiland ordered the trial to be moved to Webster County. Washington is charged in the Aug. 5 stabbing death of 30-year-old Northwood resident Justina Smith.