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Man to Stand Trial for Death of Man He Met Through Phone Service

Man to Stand Trial for Death of Man He Met Through Phone Service

Posted - Jan. 16, 2004 at 7:58 a.m.

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A judge says a man will stand trial for the murder of another man he met through a phone dating service.

Sixty-nine-year old Leo Anderson was found dead in his basement apartment in September. Police later arrested 40-year old Ira Eugene Hensley in Las Vegas who was found driving Anderson's truck.

Police believe Hensley met Anderson through a telephone dating service. They say Anderson left a message for Hensley, then picked him up and took him back to his home.

Prosecutors say Hensley bound Anderson's wrists, wrapped his head, neck and mouth with a telephone cord, then dealt him a fatal blow to the head.

There's no word yet on Hensley's next court date.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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