Jury Set For Man Accused Of Killing Iowa Clerk

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys have agreed to a jury for the first-degree murder trial of a Minnesota man accused of killing an Iowa convenience store clerk in Humboldt.

The Des Moines Register reports it took lawyers about five hours Monday to agree to the eight-woman, six-man jury for the trial, which was moved from Humboldt County to Carroll County in western Iowa because of pre-trial publicity.

This is the first of two trials for 18-year-old Michael Richard Swanson, of St. Louis Park, Minn., who also is accused of killing a store clerk in Algona. Both killings occurred on Nov. 15, 2010.

If Swanson is convicted on the murder charge, he would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Swanson’s trial for the Algona slaying is scheduled for July 27 in Lyon County.

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  1. Keeping it real in Minnesota says:

    IOWA STATE PRISON meets CUPCAKE……….wish I could be there for his first kiss…..LOL

  2. One less waste says:

    Feed him to the general population!!!

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