ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — A judge has set a hearing on a request to combine the trials of a Minnesota teenager charged with killing two convenience store clerks in Iowa.

WHO-TV in Des Moines says the March 8 hearing for 17-year-old Michael Swanson will be held in Kossuth County District Court in Algona.

Swanson, of St. Louis Park, Minn., is charged as an adult with murder and robbery in Kossuth and Humboldt counties. He’s accused of killing a clerk in Algona on Nov. 15, then driving to Humboldt and killing another clerk.

Swanson’s attorney, Charles Kenville, asked a Kossuth County judge last month to combine the trials, set for this summer.

Online court records show Judge David Lester scheduled the hearing last Friday.

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Comments (4)
  1. MadasHe!!inMN says:

    I pray he offs himself in jail and spares us the expense.
    Worthless piece of human trash

  2. weee says:

    Hay smirk boy, I hope you rot in prison!!

  3. M says:

    I think his t-shirt is on backwards.

  4. scott a. says:

    he said he didnt want to go to jail. well now he will not just go to jail but prison for life. hope you enjoy life in prison where you have to abide by their rules and eat their food. and wake up and do the same boring routine every day. while i am free to go get into my car and go get a pizza or whatever. and free to go where i want. have a nice life in prison.

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