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Trial scheduled for man accused of murder and hiding the body in a barrel

Trial scheduled for man accused of murder and hiding the body in a barrel
Posted at 9:59 PM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-01 22:59:52-05
The trial of a Nebraska man accused of killing a Colorado man and stuffing his body in a barrel is scheduled to begin this week.
 
Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports that jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of 25-year-old Zachary Mueller in Bridgeport, Nebraska. The first-degree murder trial has already been rescheduled twice.
 
Mueller has pleaded not guilty to killing 33-year-old Pedro Dominguez of Greeley, Colorado.
 
A farmer found the barrel with Dominguez' body inside near Bayard, Nebraska, on December 4, 2014. Authorities say Dominguez had been shot in the back of the head.
 
A pool of 120 potential jurors has been called for the trial that is expected to last roughly a week.