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New Trial Date Set for Markus Kaarma

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MISSOULA - A new trial date is set for the man accused of murdering a teenager in a garage shooting in April.

Markus Kaarma faces a deliberate homicide charge for the shooting death of 17-year-old Diren Dede, a German foreign exchange student.

Kaarma's trial date was set for January 5 during an omnibus hearing last Wednesday.

Judge Ed McLean and attorneys on the case were able to secure a larger courtroom, and now the trial is set for December 1.

Court documents show Dede was apparently looking for alcohol in Kaarma's garage in the Grant Creek area on April 27.

Kaarma fired a shotgun into the garage, killing Dede.

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