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Published February 04, 2011, 08:17 AM

Judge denies MN teen's motion in Iowa killings

DAKOTA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota teen charged with killing two convenience store clerks in Iowa will be tried in adult court in at least one case.

DAKOTA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota teen charged with killing two convenience store clerks in Iowa will be tried in adult court in at least one case.

Online court records show a judge denied 17-year-old Michael Swanson's request to transfer his case to juvenile court in Humboldt County.

Swanson, of St. Louis Park, Minn., is charged as an adult with murder and robbery in Kossuth and Humboldt counties. He's accused of killing a clerk in Algona on Nov. 15, then driving to Humboldt and killing another clerk.

The Des Moines Register first reported the judge's decision on Thursday, following a closed hearing.

A telephone call to Swanson's attorney, Charles Kenville, Thursday evening was not returned.

Swanson's trial in Humboldt County is expected this summer. His trial in Kossuth County was reset for July 27.

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