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Trial Delayed for Decorah Man Accused of Killing His Father

The trial for a northeast Iowa man accused of killing his father has been delayed.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Aaron Whittle of Decorah and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of 74-year-old Lawrence Whittle. The younger Whittle is accused of shooting his father to death on March 17 in Aaron Whittle’s home, prior to Lawrence Whittle being reported missing on March 19th.  

Lawrence Whittle’s body was recovered after his car was found at Moe Park in eastern rural Winneshiek County.

Aaron Whittle pleaded not guilty in April and was scheduled to go on trial October 3rd, but Monday (09.12) a motion by Whittle’s attorney for a continuance was granted and the trial has been reset for February 20, 2023.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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