Man accused of killing wife wants trial moved elsewhere

June 6, 2019

EARLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa man accused of using a corn rake to stab his wife while killing her wants his trial moved away from Delaware County.

Court documents say the attorney for 42-year-old Todd Mullis says Mullis can’t get a fair trial in Delaware County because of media coverage of his case. Prosecutors say the defense hasn’t sufficiently proved Mullis can’t get a fair trial there. The judge has yet to rule.

Mullis has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Authorities say he fatally attacked 39-year-old Amy Mullis in November at her farm about 4 miles (7 kilometers) northwest of Earlville. Authorities initially reported that she’d been fatally injured in a fall.

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