A Cedar Rapids man accused of beating a woman to death with a board in April asked a judge Friday to represent himself. He is unhappy with his two lawyers and asked to represent himself with a stand-by lawyer to assist him.
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A judge rules the Cedar Rapids man accused of killing a woman with a board made voluntary statements to police and those will be allowed at his trial next week. He was aware of his rights and waived those rights knowing the consequences, according to the ruling.
A Grundy Center man convicted last month for killing Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith is asking the court for a new trial based on lack of evidence to prove first-degree murder and two other charges. A jury found him guilty of murder and other charges after two hours of deliberation last month.
Johnnie Osborne was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and causing the death of her unborn child on May 1, 2020. Family members called him a “monster” for taking their 25-year-old daughter, sister and friend from them.