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Murder Trial Verdict to Go to Judge
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- A 36-year-old Cedar Falls woman is waiting for a judge to decide whether she's guilty of murder.
After closing arguments on Thursday, the case against Kristie Clark-Richardson went to Judge George Stigler, who is presiding over the non-jury trial in Waterloo.
According to reports, the judge is awaiting written comments from defense and prosecution attorneys on how a video of Clark-Richardson talking to investigators pertains to the charges of first-degree murder versus second-degree murder or other, lesser charges. The comments are due to the judge on Friday.
Clark-Richardson is accused of stabbing to death 38-year-old Keon Dale in March 2013 outside his Waterloo apartment. She is claiming self-defense.
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