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Preliminary Court Hearing Set for Marshalltown Murder Suspect

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Formal charges will be filed this week for a Marshalltown man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.

Branden Collins, 28, faces a first degree murder charge, two charges of child endangerment and two drug related charges.

According to court documents, his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

Last week, paramedics found Jossilyn Starn unresponsive. She later died of head injuries at the hospital.

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