Homicide

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 ... »

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.

Th ... »

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.

The 20-year-o ... »

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 ... »

Police: Timeline in Shao disappearance, death taking shape

IOWA CITY — Almost four weeks after her friends last heard from her and a week after her body was found in the back of a car, police do not ... »

$1 million bond set for suspect in 1999 Cedar Rapids homicide

A judge ordered a $1 million cash bond Wednesday for a Minnesota man charged in the 1999 homicide of Judith Weeks.

Deshaun Phillips, 35, of ... »

Friends of 'person of interest' respond to Chinese student's Iowa City death

Yitong Ling would never have imagined her “super nice” friend Xiangnan Li would be the main person of interest in a suspicious murder c ... »

Person of interest in ISU student disappearance is in China

A person of interest in the disappearance of Iowa State University student Tong Shao lived in the area where Iowa City police found a car associate ... »

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