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JUNE 22ND TRIAL DATE SET FOR DUTCHER

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A JUNE 22ND TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR TWO PRISON INMATES ACCUSED OF KILLING A NURSE AND A GUARD DURING AN ESCAPE ATTEMPT AT ANAMOSA STATE PENITENTIARY.

28-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DUTCHER OF SIOUX CITY AND 39-YEAR-OLD THOMAS WOODARD ARE EACH FACING TWO COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY BEAT CORRECTIONS OFFICER ROBERT MCFARLAND AND NURSE LORENA SCHULTE TO DEATH USING HAMMERS.

THE TWO INMATES ARE ALSO FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND KIDNAPPING.

PROSECUTORS SAY THEY HELD ANOTHER PRISON WORKER HOSTAGE DURING THE ATTACK IN MARCH.