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Judge denies trial move for Broken Bow mayor

Three Illinois guards have been indicted on charges of inmate assault resulting in death and obstruction of the investigation. In a statement from the United States Department of Justice, the three correctional officers made their initial appearances in federal court Friday morning. (MGN Image)
Three Illinois guards have been indicted on charges of inmate assault resulting in death and obstruction of the investigation. In a statement from the United States Department of Justice, the three correctional officers made their initial appearances in federal court Friday morning. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Jan. 10, 2020 at 7:59 AM CST
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A judge has refused to move the trial of a central Nebraska mayor who's also facing a recall election.

Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst is awaiting trial later this month on allegations that he threatened the job of a police officer investigating a fight outside a bar for which the mayor also has been charged.

Berghorst had asked that his trial be moved, citing pretrial publicity.

Station KCNI reports the judge rejected the request Thursday, saying there wasn't enough evidence of a tainted jury pool.

Recall election ballots mailed to Broken Bow's registered voters are due back by Tuesday.

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