Live video plus tweets from reporter Trish Mehaffey, who is in Jones County District Court for the sentencing hearing of Thomas Woodard. Earlier this month, Woodard pleaded guilty on two counts of first-degree murder, and one count each of attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping for the March attacks on correctional officer Robert McFarland and prison nurse Lorena Schulte.
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Crime and Courts Jul. 27, 2021 9:35 am
Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 26, filed a motion earlier this month asking 8th Judicial District Judge Joel Yates to delay the hearing on sentencing and on their motion for a new trial based on evidence involving sex trafficking “trap houses and kidnappings” in or near Poweshiek County.