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Svoboda trial to begin in August

Due to delays caused by a backlog at the Wyoming State Hospital, the trial of Crook County native Ed Svoboda is now expected to begin in August.

Svoboda will stand trial for murder in the first degree following the death of his wife in 2021.

Svoboda has pled not guilty by reason of mental illness.

An August, 2022 date was originally set for his

trial. However, the case has experienced significant delays due to the necessity for an examination of his mental condition, which was to take place at the Wyoming State Hospital.

At Svoboda’s arraignment in March, 2022, it was decided that an examinati...