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Judge Hears Arguments Over Motions In Christian Goyne Yarns Case

Wed 11-30-2022

(Spirit Lake)– A hearing was held Monday in Dickinson County District Court regarding several motions filed in the case against Christian Goyne Yarns, charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death earlier this year of Shelby Woizeschke in the parking lot at GrapeTree Medical Staffing in Milford. Several pertain to the admissibility of certain evidence. Among them is one that would limit details into the nature of the relationship and character backgrounds between Goyne Yarns and Woizeschke. Susan Krisko of the state Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting the case. She argued that going into more specifics wouldn’t be pertinent and could result in a drawn out trial. Defense attorney Brendan Kelly argued that the specific details ARE relevant.

Attorneys are also at odds over admissibility of certain details in a 911 call Woizeschke placed immediately after she was shot.

Judge Carl Petersen indicated he would make a ruling on the motions in coming days.

Trial for Goyne Yarns is scheduled to start Tuesday, December 6th in Storm Lake with jury selection. The trial was moved to Buena Vista county on a change of venue.