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New Trial Date Set for Man Accused of North Iowa Murder Almost 10 Years Ago

It’ll be another nine months before a man accused of a north Iowa murder over 10 years ago goes to trial. 

Now 51, Randy Patrie is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2012 death of 70-year-old Kenneth Gallmeyer at Gallmeyer’s residence north of Nashua. An investigation by the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Charles City Police and Iowa DCI found various items owned by Gallmeyer inside Patrie’s Charles City home, including a shotgun believed used to kill Gallmeyer.

Patrie’s trial was originally slated to start January 25th, but in December, his attorney’s filed a motion for a continuance because they needed more time to prepare for Patrie’s defense. He also lobbied that, “based on counsel’s schedule, it is believed that the trial date will need to be after August 2023.”

The defense has gotten its wish. During a trial scheduling conference Tuesday (01.17) morning, a judge set Patrie’s trial date for October 18th in Chickasaw County District Court.

Patrie continues to be held in the Fayette County Jail in West Union awaiting trial.

Mark Pitz

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