Man’s trial in golfer’s slaying moved to northeast Iowa

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This booking photo provided by the Story County (Iowa) Jail shows Collin Daniel Richards. Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. (Story County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

AMES, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ordered a trial moved for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer.
Story County court records say the judge decided Monday to move the trial of 22-year-old Collin Richards to northeast Iowa’s Winneshiek County. He’s pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 slaying of 22-year-old Celia Barquín Arozamena. Authorities say Richards stabbed her to death while she was playing a round at a public course in Ames, near the Iowa State campus in Story County. Barquín was a top golfer in Spain as a teenager and came to Iowa State to pursue her career.
Richards’ attorney said in a motion that pretrial publicity would keep Richards from getting a fair trial in Story County.

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