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Minnesota man to await trial in house arrest

Minnesota man to await trial in house arrest

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A judge has decided that a man accused of killing his wife in 1997 can leave an Iowa prison and stay at his Minnesota home until his trial because of his poor health.
The ruling came down Tuesday from Judge Paul Miller saying that John Bloomfield will be placed on house arrest at his home in St. Paul, Minnesota until his July 8 trial.
Bloomfield had been staying at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville because he was undergoing treatment for his prostate cancer there.
 Prosecutors resisted the request for Bloomfield’s release because in recent decades other murder defendants had not been give similar treatment.
 Bloomfield is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Frances Bloomfield.

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