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Trial date set for man charged in Moody County deputy's death

The trial date for the man accused of killing a Moody County law enforcement officer is set.

Gene Hoek’s trial is scheduled to begin April 21, 2025, according to the attorney general’s office.

Hoek is charged with first-degree murder in the February death of Moody County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok. Prosecutors say Hoek struck the deputy with his vehicle during a police chase.

Attorney General Marty Jackley said if Hoek is found guilty, the state intends to seek the death penalty.

Hoek has pleaded not guilty.

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