Murder Trial in 1989 Valley County Killing Moved

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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.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will now send surveys to potential jury members in Howard County. A hearing is December 18.

Oldson was arrested last January in Missouri. Authorities say new evidence and witnesses led to his arrest.

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