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Iowan to Plead Not Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Case

Posted at: 02/20/2013 2:04 PM

CRESCO, Iowa (AP) - The lawyer for another suspect in a northern Iowa murder-for-hire case says his client will plead not guilty.
    
Nathan Moonen is representing 35-year-old Daniel Padgett, who is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Moonen said Wednesday that Padgett's plea will be entered at a hearing on Monday. A trial date hasn't been set.
    
Thirty-two-year Malissa Farmer, of Cresco, also has pleaded not guilty. Authorities say Farmer stole a gun that she gave to Padgett so he could kill Farmer's ex-husband.
    
Farmer's trial is scheduled to begin April 24.

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