Prosecutors Ask to Combine Murder, Attempted Murder Trials for Waterloo Man

Kevin Ambrose makes his initial court appearance with Public Defender Tomas Rodriguez at the Black Hawk County Jail Friday, May 4, 2012, in Waterloo, Iowa. (MATTHEW PUTNEY / Courier Photo Editor)

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By Aaron Hepker

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors want to combine two trials for a Waterloo man accused of shooting his fiancee and killing her mother.

Kevin Ambrose faces murder and attempted murder charges when he goes on trial in January.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the state wants to consolidate that trial with a separate trial that charges Ambrose with unlawfully possessing a firearm at the time of the May shootings.

Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman said during a court hearing Monday that the facts and circumstances in both trials are the same.

A judge will rule on the matter at a later date.
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