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Trial begins Wednesday in murder-for-hire case


CRESCO, Iowa (KTTC) -- Trial begins today for the Cresco man charged in a murder-for-hire case.

Daniel Padgett, 35, pleaded not guilty in February to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

Police say Malissa Farmer, 32, of Cresco hired Padgett to kill her ex-husband. She has also pleaded not guilty.

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