Homicide

Marion Hy-Vee stabbing suspect’s apartment searched, evidence seized

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police investigating this week’s fatal stabbing in a Marion grocery store parking lot say they have collected evidence ... »

Attorneys claim Cedar Rapids police violated rights of man accused in fatal stabbing

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 32-year-old Cedar Rapids man accused of fatally stabbing a woman last year was found competent to stand trial, but his May ... »

Defense to seek less prison time for Lasley in Meskwaki murder case

CEDAR RAPIDS — A defense attorney will argue sufficient prison time for Gordon Lasley Jr. is at the low end of the guideline sentencing rang ... »

Dog handler testifies at Frederiksen murder trial

WEBSTER CITY — Jurors in the Casey Frederiksen murder and sexual abuse trial are learning how authorities believe they found the spot where ... »

Frederiksen trial begins today with opening statements

WEBSTER CITY — Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday in the Casey Frederiksen murder trial.

He is accused of sexually abusing a ... »

Trial begins today in death of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller

WEBSTER COUNTY — The man accused of abusing and killing 5-year-old Evelyn Miller nearly a decade ago will go to trial Monday.

Casey Fr ... »

Investigators focusing on Bremer County wildlife area in Evansdale missing cousins case

EVANSDALE — Sevens Bridges Wildlife Area is not the sort of place someone would just happen upon, Evansdale Police Chief Kent Smock said Tues ... »

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.

Acco ... »

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.

Mike ... »