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Hearing set for Iowan accused of shooting officer

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:49 a.m. CDT

SIOUX CITY (AP) — A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a 22-year-old man charged with shooting a Sioux City police officer.

Thursday’s hearing is for Jamal Dean, who’s already pleaded not guilty to accusations that he shot Officer Kevin McCormick on April 29. McCormick has returned to duty.

The shooting trial date is Aug. 6. Dean also is accused of helping his brother Levon Dean Jr. rob a man on April 24. A mistrial was declared in Levon Dean Jr.’s trial on Wednesday.

The hearing order doesn’t say whether Jamal Dean will be pleading to charges in both cases. Prosecuting and defense attorneys declined to say.

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