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UPDATE: Greene man's murder trial will be held in Butler County

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ALLISON (KWWL) -

The murder trial for Thomas Petersen will be held in Butler County.

He's charged with fatally stabbing his wife, Judy Renee Petersen to death in their home last June.  Petersen and the couples young son were found in South Dakota hours later.  The boy was fine.  Petersen was arrested and held in South Dakota for nearly two months.

In a motion hearing Monday, Petersen's attorney asked for a change of venue, a disqualification of a member of the prosecution team and the suppression of evidence.

This week a judge denied the change of venue request.  The judge still has not made a decision on the other two requests from Petersen's attorney.

Thomas Petersen also faces two counts of attempted murder in South Dakota, after deputies were injured trying to take him into custody. Proceedings on those charges will take place after his murder trial in Iowa.

His trial is scheduled for April 10.

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