An Osage man charged with murdering a north Iowa woman almost two years ago has been granted a change of venue.
23-year-old Nathan Gilmore is accused of killing 29-year-old Angela Bradbury, a Cerro Gordo County woman last seen alive on April 6, 2021. Gilmore has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, a Class A felony, and his trial was set for April 17th in Mitchell County District Court.
However, last week, Gilmore’s legal counsel filed a motion for a change of venue citing extensive pre-trial media coverage that could make it difficult to seat an impartial jury in Mitchell County. The motion also states that, “Prior to the media coverage, photos of an item that would become a central piece of evidence in this case were spread on social media platforms around Mitchell County by an individual connected to the person that discovered the item/evidence.”
With no opposition to the request by the prosecution, a judge this week approved moving the trial to Bremer County District Court in Waverly. The order also says a Bremer County jury will be utilized for the trial, which is now set for August 7th.
Gilmore remains in the Mitchell County Jail in Osage and is being held on a $1 million bond.