MICHELLE MARTINKO

CEDAR RAPIDS - A judge has again reset the sentencing for a Manchester man convicted in February of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in 1979. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sentencing for a Manchester man convicted last month for killing 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in 1979 has been delayed again, this time because of the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Manchester man, convicted last month for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in 1979, will be sentenced to life in prison without parole April 17 in Linn County District Court. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - He didn't start out thinking he was going to solve a cold case murder that haunted Cedar Rapids for 38 years, but he always believed it would happen someday because the victim's family deserved to know. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Her sister-in-law told her that grief doesn't end. It is 'endured and accepted' as part of life, which Janelle Stonebraker slowly came to learn after her only sibling, 18-year-old Michelle Martinko, was fatally stabbed Dec. 19, 1979. ...

DAVENPORT - Janelle Stonebraker was happy to get some answers about the slaying of her little sister, 18-year-old Michelle Martinko, after 40 years. ...

Day 9 of the trial continues Monday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Follow reporter Trish Mehaffey's live cover ...

DAVENPORT -#xa0;A DNA expert testified Friday, in rebuttal testimony, that the only biological fluid screened was blood found in the DNA profile developed from Michelle Martinko's dress, and was consistent with Jerry Burns. ...

Day 8 of the trial continues Monday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Follow reporter Trish Mehaffey's live cover ...

DAVENPORT -#xa0;A forensic consultant testified Thursday there may be another explanation for how the DNA of Jerry Burns was found on 18-year-old Michelle Martinko's clothing, besides that he was her killer. ...

Day 7 of the trial continues Monday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Follow reporter Trish Mehaffey's live cover ...

Day 6 of the trial continues Monday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Follow reporter Trish Mehaffey's live cover ...

DAVENPORT - Jerry Burns, when confronted by police with a genetic prediction photo of the man authorities believe killed 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in 1979, said, 'Do you think I look like that?' ...

Day 5 of the trial continues Monday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Follow reporter Trish Mehaffey's live cover ...

DAVENPORT - The DNA from a Manchester man, charged with slaying 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in Cedar Rapids 40 year ago, was 'consistent and cannot be eliminated' with a profile developed from the teen's dress, according to an Iowa criminalist. ...

Day 4 of the trial continues Monday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Follow reporter Trish Mehaffey's live cover ...

DAVENPORT - Retired law enforcement officials and criminalists testified Friday about how DNA evidence from the Michelle Martinko fatal stabbing in 1979 was tested over the years as investigators continued their search for who killed the 18-year-old. ...

Day 3 of the trial continues Friday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Follow reporter Trish Mehaffey's live cover ...

DAVENPORT - A former crime scene investigator testified Thursday he determined the suspect who killed Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979, was wearing gloves before the attack because a 'zigzag or chevron' glove pattern was found on the door handle of her car. ...

The trial continues Thursday for Jerry Burns, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979. Police found the 18-year-old's body in her parents' Buick parked at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Opening statements followed by witnesses testimony ...

DAVENPORT - Curtis Thomas clearly remembers the night of Dec. 19, 1979, over 40 years ago, when he saw Michelle Martinko leave the Westdale Mall near closing time, he testified Wednesday. ...

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DAVENPORT - Jury selection continues Tuesday for a Manchester man accused of killing 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in 1979. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - The DNA evidence that authorities say links Jerry Burns of Manchester to the 1979 cold case slaying of Michelle Martinko will be allowed at trial, a judge ruled Thursday. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors cannot use evidence and testimony to persuade a jury that a Manchester man was motivated to kill Michelle Martinko in 1979 because they believe he has a "fetish" for viewing internet pornography that features blonde women being sexual ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jerry Burns, who is seeking to have key evidence against him kept out of his upcoming murder trial, testified Friday he told investigators he should have a lawyer when they pressed him on why his blood was found at the scene where 18-year-old Michelle Martinko was fatally st ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Police investigators couldn't find evidence that Jerry Burns and Michelle Martinko knew each other. Yet they had a DNA match linking the Manchester man to the Cedar Rapids teenager, slain in 1979 outside the Westdale Mall. ...