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Prosecutors ask for first degree murder charge

BURLINGTON (KWWL) -- Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder charge against a Burlington man accused of killing his ex-wife and setting her house on fire last January.

Dennis Richards is currently charged with second-degree murder and arson. Des Moines county prosecutors say they've received additional reports since the original charge was filed.

A response from the defense hasn't be filed.

A hearing is scheduled for monday.

Richards's trial has been delayed twice so far; it's currently scheduled to begin December 1st.

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