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Samolyuk DV Testimony will be Allowed

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- A judge decides to allow testimony about previous domestic violence by accused killer Igor Samolyuk.

Samolyuk is accused of stabbing his wife Yana to death in Finley in 2006.

The prosecution alleges Samolyuk assaulted his wife on three different occasions in the year leading up to her killing, including one instance where samolyuk plead guilty to disorderly conduct.

A judge also denied a defense motion for a new jury today after allegations the jury was tainted by a newspaper article found in a jury room.