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Betwell Trial Date Set for Sept. 17

The updated trial date for a Dubuque man accused of raping and killing a local woman has been confirmed. We told you earlier this week that 22-year-old Helmon Betwell’s trial on murder and sexual abuse charges had been delayed yet again. At that point, court officials had not yet set his new trial date. But it has now been confirmed for September 17. The trial will be held at the Scott County Courthouse in Davenport. A judge earlier this year ruled in favor of a motion from Betwell’s defense to move the proceedings due to pretrial publicity in Dubuque County. Prosecutors say Betwell attacked 66-year-old Nancy Krapfl while she was out for her morning walk in September 2015. He’s accused of beating her unconscious and sexually assaulting her. She died of her injuries later that day.

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