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.