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No Venue Change in Sauk Rapids Murder Case

No Venue Change in Sauk Rapids Murder Case Click to Enlarge Photo: Comstock, Photos.com

Jul 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

SAUK RAPIDS, MN (KNSI) - The woman accused of shooting her ex-husband in the head in his Sauk Rapids apartment last year won't get her trial moved out of Benton County. 

The lawyer for Angelina O'Mara argued news coverage of her case precluded her from getting a fair trial in Benton County, but Judge James Hoolihan ruled against that request.  He also rejected an O'Mara motion to dismiss evidence found in the Cold Spring woman's SUV. 

Prosecutors say O'Mara went to her ex-husband James O'Mara's apartment and shot him in the head last October.  She fled to Wisconsin where her boyfriend, Michael Pies, was found dead also from a gunshot wound to the head in a motel room two days later.

Authorities arrested O'Mara the next day in South Dakota. She now faces murder charges in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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