Rape Trail Moved out of Dubuque Co.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The trial for a man accused of raping and killing a woman in Dubuque in September 2015 will not be in Dubuque County.

A judge is moving the trial for Helmon Betwell saying he wouldn't get a fair trial in Dubuque County. But he hasn't decided yet where Helmon Betwell's case will go.

Betwell is 21 and is from Dubuque.

Investigators say he raped and killed Nancy Krapfl in September 2015. The 66-year-old woman was out on her morning walk. They say the attack was random.

Betwell's trial is scheduled to start in February.


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