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Jailer Lies About Affair with Slain Woman

DAVENPORT, IA (AP) - An Iowa man says he falsely denied having an affair with a pregnant co-worker days after she was killed but that he had nothing to do with her slaying.

Washington County jailer Jason Tinnes testified Tuesday at the trial of Seth Techel, who's charged with killing 23-year-old Lisa Techel in May 2012.

Techel's attorneys called Tinnes to testify as they sought to raise doubts about the investigation that led to Techel being charged with murder.

Tinnes said that he began a sexual relationship with Lisa Techel in 2011, after they started working together at the jail. Tinnes says they agreed to end the affair one month before she was killed.

Tinnes said he denied having an affair when asked by an investigator because he didn't want his wife to know.

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