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Trott Murder Trial Rescheduled
ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) --
The murder trial of a Rockwell City man accused of killing a police officer during a standoff has been rescheduled for next year.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports 32-year-old Corey Trott recently waived his right to a speedy trial. It is now scheduled to begin April 21 instead of Dec. 3.
Trott is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 13 death of Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting, an eight-year veteran of the small town's department. Trott has pleaded not guilty.
Buenting was responding to a standoff involving Trott, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for assault. Trott is accused of firing a rifle that fatally hit Buenting.
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