Homicide

Youngbear to plead guilty in fatal stabbing at Meskwaki settlement

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Meskwaki man accused of fatally stabbing his friend while high and drunk will plead guilty to a lesser charge.

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Medical examiner: Shao died of asphyxiation

IOWA CITY — Tong Shao, the missing Iowa State University student found dead in the trunk of her car in Iowa City last September, died of suf ... »

Three months later, no arrest in Tong Shao death investigation

IOWA CITY — More than three months after her body was found in the back of a car, no arrests have been made in the death of 20-year-old Iowa ... »

Cedar Rapids man arrested on warrant in Waterloo murder case

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man has been taken into custody on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in a Waterloo shooting deat ... »

Cedar Rapids man gets 60-year prison sentence for fatal 2013 stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was sentenced last week to 60 years in prison for stabbing and killing Ronald Kunkle in 2013 for $2,000. ... »

Gordon Lasley Jr. had intent to kill parents, prosecutor says in closing

Gordon Lasley Jr. didn’t want to “hurt or maim (parents), “he wanted to kill them” with the 3-foot homemade machete, As ... »

Gordon Lasley Jr. gives strange confessions to girlfriend, brother

CEDAR RAPIDS — Antonia Hernandez testified Tuesday her boyfriend Gordon Lasley Jr, called her and said in an emotionless voice that he kille ... »

Autopsy complete for Iowa State student found in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — The autopsy for the Iowa State Student whose body was found in a trunk in Iowa City in September has been completed.

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18-year-old convicted of manslaughter pleads guilty in sex assault case

CEDAR RAPIDS — An 18-year-old convicted for his part in the murder of 19-year-old Latasha Roundtree in 2012 was back in court Thursday to pl ... »

Appeal denied for Zyriah Schlitter in daughter's 2010 death

CEDAR RAPIDS — An appeal was denied Wednesday for a Cedar Rapids man convicted last year in the death of his 17-month-old daughter.

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Arrest made in fatal Waterloo shooting

WATERLOO — The Waterloo Police Department has made an arrest in a fatal August shooting.

Lt. Michael McNamee said Tuesday that 36-year ... »

Child porn collection to be allowed as evidence in Frederiksen trial

FLOYD COUNTY, Iowa — A judge has ruled on key information before the trial of the man accused of murdering a 5-year-old nearly a decade ago. ... »

Joan Becker, convicted murderer’s mother, speaks out about undiagnosed mental illness

CEDAR RAPIDS — The mother of a man convicted of killing a popular high school football coach says families struggling with mental illness sh ... »

Iowa State students plan memorial for classmate found in Iowa City

AMES — The Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Iowa State University will hold a memorial Friday for Tong Shao.

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Connolly’s request to reduce bond in fatal Epworth crash denied

DUBUQUE — A judge has denied a request to reduce the bond for the Holy Cross man who faces vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of four ... »

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