Techel Wants Bond Reduced

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - A former Iowa jail guard accused of killing his pregnant wife wants his bond reduced after a judge declared a second mistrial in his case.

The Des Moines Register reports Seth Techel's attorney filed a motion Monday to lower his bond from $750,000 to $75,000. Techel also wants to remove restrictions on his travel and who he can contact.

A hearing set for Nov. 25 will involve discussion on the bond and other issues.

Techel is charged with first-degree murder in the May 2012 shooting death of his wife, Lisa Techel. A Henry County jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict Friday in the case, and a judge declared a mistrial for a second time.

Prosecutors say they will bring Seth Techel to trial a third time.
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