John Bloomfield makes his initial appearance before District Associate Court Judge Stephen Gerard via cctv at the Johnson County Courthouse on Friday, December, 13, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. Bloomfield is charged with 1st degree murder in the 1997 death of his wife. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)
City police arrested John Bloomfield in his wife’s 1997 murder. Bloomfield had been living in St. Paul, Minn. since his wife’s death.