The man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting on Iowa City's pedestrian mall last August will face a separate trial on a criminal gang participation charge, a judge said Thursday. The ruling is a win for the defendant, Lamar C. Wilson, whose lawyers had already made one unsuccessful attempt to have the gang charge severed from other charges stemming from the Aug. 23 shooting on the crowded ped mall that killed 22-year-old Kaleek Jones of Iowa City and injured two others.
Abraham Roberts said he and his girlfriend struggled over a gun, causing it to go off in their Johnston apartment during an argument last April. But he doesn't know what happened after that. Roberts' account was part of an emotional afternoon of testimony in his trial for first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, 34-year-old Agnes Yarlee.
A Cedar Rapids man has pleaded guilty to bringing a shotgun into a city building in August. Court documents show Russell Jay Howard, 42, pleaded guilty Dec. 28 to unauthorized possession of offensive weapons, a class D felony, and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor. Howard had originally pleaded not guilty to both charges. Howard, an employee at the City Services Center at 500 15th Ave. Southwest, brought a shotgun into the City Services Center just after 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, police said.
The judge has denied motions from the defense to throw out the first-degree murder charge and to strike the testimony of the victim's mother, Sarah Yarlee, who doesn't speak English and testified through an interpreter last week. #iacourts
I'm back in the Polk County Courthouse this morning, where Abraham Roberts is about to take the stand again in his trial for first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Agnes Yarlee. Here's my story from Friday. #iacourtshttp://dmreg.co/2EL6gV3
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