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Hearing set for Charles City teen accused of murder

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CHARLES CITY (AP) -- A pretrial hearing has been set in the case of a Charles City teenager accused of sexually assaulting and choking to death his 3-year old cousin.

Officials say all pending motions are to be considered Friday in the case of 15-year-old Edgar Concepcion Jr. Concepcion is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, first-degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse and child endangerment.

Concepcion was to go to trial starting Tuesday, but the trial date has been postponed.

Concepcion is accused in the death of Krystel Banes. He has pleaded not guilty.

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