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Murder Trial Of Fort Dodge Man TO Be Moved Out Of Webster County

The Fort Dodge Messenger is reporting, that the murder trial of a Fort Dodge man accused of killing his estranged wife last year will be moved from Webster County.

44 year old Justin Christopher Hurdel, is facing a 1st degree murder charged after police say he killed Maggie Flint on August 6th of 2020. Hurdel was on the run from police for 17 hours before he was tracked by a K-9 unit.

The Messenger reports that Hurdle suffered injuries after shooting himself in the face and was taken to Unity Point Fort Dodge.

A change of venue was ordered after the jury selection process failed on Tuesday. The new venue and start date for the trial have not yet been announced.

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