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Early, IA man wants murder trial moved and confession thrown out

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EARLY, Iowa (KTIV) -

An Early Iowa man on trial for murder wants his case moved out of Sac county.  He's also requesting his confession be thrown out.

Authorities say 21 year-old Kirk Levin killed his mother, 45 year-old Marilyn Schmitt.

Her body was found while deputies were investigating a reported kidnapping.

That victim, Jessica Vega, said Levin came to her home in Storm Lake to ask her for a ride, then tied her up and put her into a car.

Court documents filed by Levin's attorney states extensive media coverage has created prejudice against the defendant, and therefore the case should be moved out of the county.

In a separate filing, the defense argues statements made by Levin to police were in violation of his constitutional rights.

Prosecutors disagree with that, saying Levin was read his Miranda rights before ever being interviewed.

Levin's trial is set for June third.

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