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      Techel attorney asks for bond reduction

      Seth Techel in court during his second trial

      Accused murderer Seth Techel is asking to have his bond reduced.

      The 23-year-old Agency man has been in custody since May of 2012, when he was arrested and charged with killing his pregnant wife, Lisa Caldwell Techel.

      Techel failed to post the $750,000 cash only bond that was set at the time of his arrest.

      However, after two trials and two hung juries, the Techel defense team is asking for a significant reduction in that bond.

      Defense attorney Steven Gardner has asked the court to reduce the bond to $75,000.

      Gardner also wants to remove restrictions on Techel's travel and who he can contact.

      Iowa District Court Judge Daniel Wilson has set a Nov. 25 hearing to discuss the bond reduction and other matters in the aftermath of a Henry County juryâ??s inability to reach a verdict last week.

      Despite failing to secure a conviction in two separate trials, Assistant Iowa Attorney General Andrew Prosser told KTVO last week that he has every intention of trying Techel for a third time.

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