DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A second trial has been scheduled for one of the defendants in an eastern Iowa homicide. The Telegraph Herald reports that the new trial starting date for Eric Campbell Jr. is Feb. 27. A mistrial was declared Dec. 7 in Campbell's first trial when a witness who didn't know Campbell at the time of the crime and previously couldn't identify him mentioned his name during her testimony.
PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old man was killed while riding a skateboard on Interstate 29 in western Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred around 2:10 a.m. Saturday in Mills County. The patrol says Tyler Ryan Givens-Dunn was riding the skateboard in the interstate's northbound left lane when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle driven by Sarah Perry. Authorities say Givens-Dunn lived in Omaha, Nebraska.
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Two days after a jury found him civilly liable in his mother's death, a Knoxville man was charged with first-degree murder in her death. The Marion County sheriff's office says 45-year-old Jason Carter was arrested Sunday afternoon. On Friday, a jury ordered Carter to pay $10 million in the June 2015 shooting death of 68-year-old Shirley Carter at her home.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Mason City man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman is scheduled to go to trial on Monday. Sixty-one-year-old Larry Whaley is charged with second-degree murder in the December 2016 death of Samantha Teeter. Prosecutors say Whaley shot Teeter in the head through his apartment door. In letters he sent to a judge, Whaley claimed he fired into the door because he believed two people he knew were breaking into his apartment.
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