20, Dec 2014 - Tama, IA Defense for Tama County man questions jury pool selection process
TOLEDO — A murder trial in Tama County was continued this week to allow the defense time to investigate the process of how jurors are summoned for jury duty and if the process somehow hindered Native Americans from being in the jury pool. Tom Gaul, attorney with the Iowa Public Defender’s Special Defense Unit, argued Tuesday that his client Dustin Jefferson , charged with first-degree murder, is ...
16, Dec 2014 - Jefferson, IA Webster may get new trial
FAIRFIELD — Jefferson County Attorney Tim Dille said the decision regarding a new trial for Tyler Webster, who was convicted in April 2013 of murdering his best friend, Buddy Frisbie, is still being reviewed. This comes after the Iowa Court of Appeals 2-1 ruling for a new trial on Thursday, citing that the original second-degree murder conviction was tainted, after discovering a juror’s friendly ...
05, Apr 2014 - Jefferson, IA APNewsBreak: Iowa expands its 'do not rehire' list
Iowa continues to maintain an internal "do not rehire" list of fired employees who are barred from returning to state employment, even though judges have raised questions about its legality, ...
04, Apr 2014 - Jefferson, IA Metro briefs
A man found guilty of third-degree sexual abuse is suing the state of Iowa to overturn his conviction, according to court documents. Evan Pfeifer, 21, was accused of raping a woman on the Pentacrest in 2010. He was found guilty in 2012 and sentenced to 10 years in prison.