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Klimek delays plea in stabbing case

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Kody Lee Klimek, 25, of Alexandria, attended his initial court appearance in Douglas County Court on Monday, June 10. Klimek is facing three counts of murder in the stabbing death on June 1 of Phillip Joel Altstadt, 28, also of Alexandria.


The Douglas County Attorney's office reported that Klimek deferred entry of a plea and requested an omnibus hearing within 28 days. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 5.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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