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CLARION (AP) Opening statements are set to begin in the first-degree murder trial of a man charged with killing a Rockwell City police officer.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports opening statements are scheduled Wednesday morning in the trial of 33-year-old Corey Trott. A 14-person jury was selected Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors say Trott fatally shot 37-year-old Jamie Buenting in September 2013 during a standoff at Trott’s house in Rockwell City. Officers say they were trying to arrest Trott after an alleged assault on his mother.
Trott has pleaded not guilty. A mental health evaluation earlier this year determined he is competent to stand trial.
The trial was moved to Wright County at the request of defense attorneys.