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Maricela Diaz is led out of the Hanson County Courthouse in August 2011 in Alexandria by Deputy Casey Tegethoff after an initial appearance for murder charges. (Chris Huber/Republic)

Judge moves Diaz murder trial to Minnehaha County

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ALEXANDRIA -- A judge has moved the trial for a 17-year-old girl accused of murder from Hanson County to Minnehaha County.

Attorneys for Maricela Nicolasa Diaz, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Guanajuato, Mexico, motioned for a change of venue because they believe it will be difficult to find impartial jurors in Hanson County, where the alleged crime occurred.


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