Hearing Pushed Back for Paynesville Man Accused of Killing Daughter

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(KWLM/St. Cloud, MN)  —  A court hearing for a Paynesville man accused in a deadly mobile home fire is being pushed back until January 23rd.

Forty-six-year-old John Newport is charged with second-degree murder for starting his daughter’s trailer on fire last July and killing Jamey Newport.

His omnibus hearing was scheduled for yesterday (Thursday) but Stearns County court officials say it was cancelled because a witness was unavailable.

Prosecutors say Newport poured gas on the trailer before setting it on fire and Jamey was trapped inside.

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