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WANATEE TRIAL WILL BEGIN TUESDAY IN WOODBURY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

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Jury selection will begin next Tuesday in the first degree murder trial of a Sioux City man.

47-year-old Elias Wanatee will stand trial for first degree murder in the February 17th stabbing death of 50 year old Vernon Mace.

Woodbury County Judge Duane Hoffmeyer will preside over the case and held a final pre-trial hearing Friday afternoon:


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Sioux City Police say Wanatee and Mace got into an argument at Mace’s daughter’s house and Wanatee allegedly stabbed Mace six times.

Mace later died at a hospital.

Wanatee remains held in the Woodbury County Jail on $800-thousand dollars bond.