Man accused of beating teen with shovel to consider plea deal

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The man accused of beating a teen nearly to death a decade ago has a week to consider a plea deal. 

Monday, a judge gave Justin Hansen until next Monday to think about an offer from the state. 

Hansen is charged in the shovel attack on then-Cibola High student Brittani Marcell in 2008. 

Last month, Hansen’s attorney tried to get his trial moved out of town, arguing the case is too high-profile in Albuquerque. 

The judge said she’ll make that decision closer to the trial date, set for April 30. 

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