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Man accused of attempted murder in Wright County pleads not guilty

EAGLE GROVE — A Webster City man accused of attempted murder in Wright County has pleaded not guilty.

30-year-old David Hernandez was charged after Eagle Grove police were called to the 400 block of Southeast 2nd Street on July 10th, where they found Carl Burras had been stabbed in the chest and body with a screwdriver, causing life-threatening injuries. Court documents state that DNA evidence identifies Hernandez as the person who stabbed Burras. Hernandez was arrested earlier this month. 

Hernandez filed a written plea of not guilty to the charge as well as a demand for a speedy trial on Wednesday in Wright County District Court. District Judge James Drew set his trial to start on December 3rd. If convicted of attempted murder, Hernandez would face up to 25 years in prison.



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