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New trial date for Oskaloosa mom whose murder conviction was overturned

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An Oskaloosa, Iowa, woman who had her murder conviction overturned now has a new trial date.

The second trial of Alicia Ritenour is set to begin on March 5.

She was accused of the January 2014 death of her 17-month old daughter Ava.

An autopsy found Ava died of head trauma in the family's apartment.

Ritenour was convicted later that year of First-Degree Murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Last month, a judge set aside the First-Degree Murder conviction of 25-year-old Ritenour, agreeing with her arguments that her trial attorney had been ineffective.

She remains in custody on a $500,000 bond.

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