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Man accused in fatal punch in Eyota wants charge dismissed

Trevor Morten Trevor Morten

EYOTA, Minn. (AP) -- A man accused in a fatal confrontation in Eyota is seeking to have a charge of second-degree unintentional murder dismissed.

Forty-four-year-old Jamie Unverzagt died the day after he struck his head on the ground outside the American Legion post March 2. Prosecutors say the man who pushed Unverzagt, causing him to hit his head, is responsible for his death. The complaint says Unverzagt made derogatory comments about Trevor Morten's wife, so Morten pushed him after the two men argued in the Legion parking lot.

A hearing on the dismissal motion could be heard Friday in Olmsted County District Court. The Post-Bulletin reports Morten's attorney says probable cause is insufficient given Unverzagt's medical history.

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