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Hearing delayed in Eyota murder case

A hearing has been delayed in Olmsted County District Court for the man accused of a fatal assault on 44-year-old Jamie Unverzagt outside the American Legion in Eyota.

The hearing had been scheduled for Friday, but was canceled after Trevor Morten's attorney filed a motion last week to dismiss a second-degree unintentional murder charge against his client.

Witnesses will testify at the next hearing as a result of the motion, leading to the delay, according to prosecutor Jim Martinson of the Olmsted County Attorney's Office.

A new hearing date hasn't been scheduled; Morten's attorney could not be reached for comment.

According to the complaint, Morten, 38, pushed Unverzagt outside the American Legion on March 2, causing Unverzagt to fall and hit his head on the ground, and possibly a wooden post. Unverzagt died the following morning at Saint Marys Hospital.


Morten, of Eyota, has yet to enter a plea in the case

In addition to his arguments for dismissal, attorney James Martin, of Faribault, said all statements made by Morten to authorities should be suppressed because they were obtained as the result of illegal search and seizure.

Morten has remained in custody at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center since he was charged last month.

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