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Murder Trial’s Venue Moved to Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 6:29 am

A murder trial has been moved to Washington County.

In a pretrial conference, District Court Judge Mary Ann Brown ordered the change of venue for the trial of 25-year-old Jaron Purham from Des Moines County to Washington County. Purham is charged with murder in the first degree, following the death of 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson on March 2nd, 2016 in Burlington. Purham is being held in the Des Moines County Jail. The trial is set to begin September 25th, 2018.