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Hubbard Man’s Trial To Begin Tuesday In Iowa Death Of Wife

Hubbard Man’s Trial To Begin Tuesday In Iowa Death Of Wife

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday for the trial of a Nebraska man accused of killing his estranged wife in northwestern Iowa.

Court records say 29-year-old Rogelio Morales, of Hubbard, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he killed 21-year-old Margarita Morales on April 19, 2015, in his car near a Sioux City residence. The case has been delayed several times as defense attorneys have repeatedly withdrawn from representing Morales.

Court documents say Morales told investigators a fight broke out when his wife told him she no longer wanted to be in a relationship and that she was seeing another man.

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