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Portage jury to hear Yates case

BARABOO (WKOW)-- A Portage County jury will hear the case against a Baraboo man accused of killing his infant twins.

Forty-six-year-old David Yates' trial will start July 20th.

Yates faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.  Authorities allege he battered 5-week-old Tyler and Savannah Yates to death when their mother left them with him while she was at work the weekend of April 13, 2008.

Sauk County Circuit Judge James Evenson has ruled that the jury should be selected from another county because of pretrial publicity about the case.

He now has directed that the jury be picked in Portage County and brought to Baraboo for the trial.

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