MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 40-year-old man accused of killing a Missouri man and four Kansas residents earlier this year will get a new judge in his Missouri trial.
Pablo Serrano-Vitorino has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the March 8 shooting death of Randy Nordman in New Florence. Missouri prosecutors have announced plans to seek the death penalty in the case.
Serrano-Vitorino also is charged in Kansas with killing a Kansas City, Kansas, neighbor and three other men at the neighbor’s home on March 7.
KOMU reports that at a hearing Wednesday, a Montgomery County judge granted Serrano-Vitorino’s request for a new judge.
Serrano-Vitorino also asked for a change of venue, but that request will be taken up by the new judge, who has not been assigned yet.
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