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Montevideo, Minn., man seeking 2nd-degree murder plea in girl's death


MONTEVIDEO -- The 25-year-old Montevideo man charged in the fatal stabbing of a co-worker has filed a motion seeking to enter a guilty plea to second-degree murder.

A grand jury indicted Darek Nelson on a first-degree, premeditated murder charge in the Jan. 13 stabbing of Vinessa Loz-ano, 18. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of release.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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