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Man wants trial in teen’s slaying moved out of Burlington

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — One of the two men accused of killing a Burlington teenager wants his trial moved out of Des Moines County in southeast Iowa.

The Hawk Eye reports that lawyers for 23-year-old Jorge Sanders-Galvez say he doesn’t believe he can receive a fair trial in Burlington because of the pretrial publicity. He’s also seeking a trial separate from that of his co-defendant, Jaron Purham. They’re accused of shooting to death 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson in March 2016.

A hearing on the motions hasn’t been scheduled.

Purham is awaiting trial on unrelated charges in Missouri.

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