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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Channel 13 has been following the arrest and trial of Wapello County's Seth Techel for years and now his case is the focus of NBC's Dateline.

Techel maintained his innocence throughout the investigation, claiming he didn’t kill his pregnant wife Lisa, and that made it tough for juries. Techel went to trial three times in the first degree murder case. The first two ended in mistrials.

The third jury found Techel guilty in July, more than two years after Lisa Techel was killed.

Techel is now serving a life sentence.

The Dateline episode airs Friday on Channel 13 and starts at 8:00 p.m.

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