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Missouri man has trial moved in murder of Ord woman

Posted: 11/15/12 08:47

The trial of a Missouri man charged with killing a woman in Nebraska over 20 years ago has been moved. Forty-six-year-old John Oldson, of Randolph, Mo., is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Catherine Beard, a 31-year-old waitress from Ord. She disappeared in 1989. Her remains were found outside Ord in 1992. A judge on Wednesday moved the trial from Valley County to Howard County. The defense requested the change based on pre-trial publicity and questionnaires to possible members of a jury. Oldson was arrested last January in Missouri. Authorities say new evidence and witnesses led to his arrest.