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Hearing scheduled to consider retrial for John Oldson

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ST. PAUL, Neb. (AP) _ A Missouri man who was convicted Feb. 8 of a 1989 Nebraska slaying wants a retrial.

On Monday a judge scheduled a hearing to consider the motion by the attorney for John Oldson, of Randolph, Mo. Oldson was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Cathy Beard, of Ord. Beard disappeared in 1989. Oldson's lawyer told the judge at what was to be a sentencing hearing that Oldson deserved a new trial based on the arrest of a key defense witness four days after Oldson's conviction. Judge Karin Noakes set a hearing May 6 on the retrial motion and rescheduled sentencing for June 3.

Beard's body was found near Ord in 1992. Oldson, who used to live in Ord, was interviewed in 1989 but not arrested.

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