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Trial set for man charged in death of Missouri state trooper

The jury trial of Mexico native Serghei Comerzan has been scheduled for May 22-26. (File)

The trial date has been set for the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Missouri State Trooper James Bava.

The jury trial of Mexico native Serghei Comerzan has been scheduled for May 22-26, according to Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger. Jury selection will be May 19.

Comerzan has been accused of trying to outrun state trooper James Bava on his motorcycle August 28, 2015. Bava's patrol car crashed on State Highway FF in Audrain County. Bava was killed in the crash. Comerzan was arrested nearly three months later.

The trial will take place in St. Charles County.

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