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Seth Techel's preliminary hearing waived

Seth Techel


Seth Techel was scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the Wapello County Courthouse Wednesday morning, however, his lawyer waived the hearing.


Techel

is charged with

first-degree murder

in the death of his wife

, Lisa Techel, and nonconsensual termination of a pregnancy in the death of her unborn child. Techel

pleaded not guilty

to the charges last week.



Techel's case will now head to District Court, where they will set a date for indictment. A representative at the courthouse told KTVO that the indictment must take place within 45 days of arrest.


Techel is still being held in the Monroe County Jail.

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