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Robert Warwick, 18, of Willmar, is scheduled to stand trial on first-degree murder charges starting on July 21 for the July 2013 killing of his grandmother, Lila Warwick, 79, of Willmar

Judge denies change of venue for Warwick murder trial

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WILLMAR — District Judge David Mennis has denied a defense request to move the murder trial of Robert Warwick away from Kandiyohi County.


In an order issued today denying the motion for a change of venue, Mennis ruled that Warwick’s attorney had not shown a reasonable likelihood that a fair trial could not be had in Willmar.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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