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Minnesota man to stand trial in South Dakota slaying

November 3, 2016 GMT

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man charged in the slaying of a man in eastern South Dakota is set for trial early next year.

Thirty-two-year-old Jose Vega, of Montevideo, Minnesota, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in June in the May beating death of 49-year-old Keith Houck at a rural Cavour home.

KOKK radio reports that Vega’s trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 17.

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Information from: KOKK-AM, http://www.kokk.com

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