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Iowa man's trial put on hold until US Supreme Court decision

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The trial of a man accused in the shooting death of an Iowa City landlord will not move forward until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether the case should be reviewed.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/2dUYT5f ) that District Judge Sean McPartland granted a stay Friday in Justin Marshall's trial until the country's highest court decides on a petition for review filed by the Iowa Attorney General's office in September.

In 2013, Marshall was convicted in the 2009 shooting death of Iowa City apartment complex landlord John Versypt.

But his conviction was overturned, and the Iowa Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that he should get a new trial because authorities relied on the testimony of a jailhouse informant, violating Marshall's right to an attorney.

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