Attorneys argue for reduced bond in Iowa slaying

ALBIA, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys for an Iowa man accused of killing his pregnant wife have argued for a reduced bond.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/183DvvW ) attorneys met Monday to discuss Seth Techel’s request to lower his bond from $750,000 to $75,000, and remove restrictions on travel and whom he can contact.

Prosecutors said Seth Techel is a flight risk, and the victim’s family would fear for their safety if he was released on a lower bond. The defense said it was a baseless argument.

Seth Techel is charged with first-degree murder in the May 2012 death of Lisa Techel. Both of his trials this year have ended in mistrial. Prosecutors say they will try Seth Techel a third time.

A judge is expected to rule on the bond at a later date.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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