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Retrial Set for Man Charged in Wife's Death
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) A retrial has been scheduled for a southeast Iowa man accused of killing his pregnant wife.
The Ottumwa Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1cGWccp ) Seth Techel's trial has been set for Oct. 28 in Mount Pleasant.
Techel is charged with murder and nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy in connection with the May 2012 death of his wife, Lisa Techel, and their unborn child.
In March, a judge declared a mistrial after an Ottumwa jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict. A second trial was scheduled to begin in August, but it was delayed indefinitely due to a medical problem.