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Murder trial for Charles City teen moved

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CHARLES CITY (AP) -- A trial date has been set for a teenager charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of a 3-year-old Charles City girl.

Judge Bryan McKinley set the trial of 14-year-old Edgar Concepcion Jr. for May 4 in the Hamilton County community of Webster City.

McKinley refused to grant pretrial release for Concepcion, who is being held on a $1 million bond, saying he deems him a flight risk.

In addition to murder, Concepcion is charged with first-degree sexual abuse in the July 10, 2009 death of his cousin, Krystel Banes.

A 9-1-1 caller said the girl had fallen at the home of a neighboring family. An autopsy revealed the girl died of asphyxiation, and her death was ruled a homicide.

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