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Judge sets date to reveal his murder trial verdict

January 3, 2019

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing later this month to announce his verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing his sister in northwest Iowa.

District Judge Jeffrey Neary had presided over the nonjury trial of 36-year-old Thomas Bibler. Bibler was charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in connection with the June 11, 2016, stabbing death of 27-year-old Shannon Bogh, of Le Mars. Bibler was arrested that day after a short standoff at his Le Mars apartment.

Bibler testified that he took a prescription sleep aid and other medications the night his sister died and didn’t remember what happened.

Neary set Jan. 18 as the date for the hearing in Le Mars.

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