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Bedford Co. murder trial jury to be picked from Butler Co.

| Friday, Nov. 2, 2007

BEDFORD -- A jury from Butler County will be picked for the trial of a Bedford County man accused of kidnapping and fatally stabbing a woman seven years ago.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court chose Butler County after a Bedford County judge last month ordered an out-of-county jury to hear the case against 47-year-old Joseph Clark of West Providence Township.

Prosecutors accuse Clark of abducting 25-year-old Holly Notestine on April 30, 2000. Her remains were found four years later by loggers a few miles from her home.

Clark's attorney had asked that the trial be moved out of the county or an outside jury be brought in because of too much local publicity.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Jan. 14.

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