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Marengo murder trial set to begin


MARENGO (AP) -- Jury selection is to begin in the first-degree murder trial of an eastern Iowa woman accused of killing her boss.

Jessica Dayton, of Belle Plaine, is accused of killing Curtis Bailey in his Marengo home last July. Bailey owned a Belle Plaine cafe, where Dayton worked.

Jury selection was to start on Tuesday in Iowa County District Court.

Dayton is one of three people charged in the case. Also charged with first-degree murder are Bailey's common-law wife, Denise Frei, of Marengo, and her son, Jacob Hilgendorf, of Belle Plaine. Their trial is set for May 18.

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