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New verdict for Tait Purk scheduled in 2000 murder case

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TAMA COUNTY (KWWL) -

A man who was previously found guilty of murder in an eastern Iowa cold case is set to get a new verdict.

Tait Purk will hear a new verdict on a first-degree murder charge on December 8 in Tama County. The Tama County Attorney's Office announced the hearing for the verdict today. 

A jury had found Purk guilty of murder in May in connection with Cora Okonski's death. Police say he killed his 23-year-old girlfriend in April 2000, but the conviction was overturned after a judge said there was a lack of evidence during a ruling in August.

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