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Motion Hearing Over for Liggins

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A decision on where to hold Stanley Liggins' next trial will be made soon. That was the  promise from District Judge Marlita Greve after three days of hearing motions in Davenport, including a change of venue motion from defense attorneys.

Liggins has been convicted twice for the 1990 murder of a 9 year old girl, but both verdicts have been thrown out by appellate courts. 

The next trial is now scheduled for May, and his attorneys want it moved to either Waterloo or Des Moines, while prosecutors say there's no need because an impartial jury could be chosen in Scott County. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.