Couple's trial in girl's death moved to Sioux City

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM CDT
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The trial of an Iowa couple charged in the starvation death of their 16-year-old adopted daughter has been moved to Sioux City.

Dallas County District Court records show a judge last week set the trial of Marc Ray and Misty Bousman-Ray to begin Feb. 4 in Woodbury County District Court. The judge agreed that pretrial publicity surrounding the case necessitated moving the trial.

The couple have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, child endangerment resulting in death and other counts related to the May 2017 death of Sabrina Ray in her Perry home.

Authorities say the girl weighed just 56 pounds when she died.