Third Murder Trial for Seth Techel Begins Next Week

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — A man accused of killing his pregnant wife will stand trial for a third time next week.

Seth Techel is charged with first degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a fetus.

Prosecutors say he shot his wife Lisa at their Agency home in 2012 in order continue a relationship with another woman.

Techel’s defense claims a neighbor, who has since died, may have been responsible for Lisa’s murder.

The juries in his first two trials were both unable to come to a verdict and they ended in mistrials. His third trial is being held in Davenport and begins Monday.

Techel has been in jail since the last mistrial in November.