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Klimek delays plea in stabbing case

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.

Klimek's bail remains at $1 million without conditions or a $200,000 bail with conditions or a $950,000 bond with conditions. He is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail.

Klimek is represented by public defender Virginia Boever. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years imprisonment on charges of felony second degree intentional murder, 40 years imprisonment on felony second degree unintentional murder and 25 years imprisonment on felony murder in the third degree.

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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