Montevideo, Minn., man to stand trial for murder of co-worker
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Nelson will stand trial on a first-degree murder charge that carries a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of release.
A district judge's ruling filed Monday denies a petition by Nelson, 25, of Montevideo, to plead guilty to a lesser, second-degree murder charge for the fatal stabbing of Vinessa Lozano, 18, on Jan. 13 in Montevideo.
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