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Witnesses likely to be on call for lengthy Pike-case murder trial

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The lawyers preparing for a September trial in the Krista-Rae Pike murder case met Friday morning in court to discuss summoning witnesses to an out-of-county court.

Dustin Robert Gran III, 24, will be tried for first degree murder in Stanislaus County Superior Court starting Sept. 19, nearly five years after 18- year-old Pike was murdered in Madera.

Because the murder garnered a lot of media attention, the trial was moved to Stanislaus County.

Witnesses will have to travel to court in Modesto to testify during the trial, which is expected to take two to three months, the prosecutor and defense attorneys said...


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