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Former Charles City Resident Found Guilty of 2012 Murder of Nashua Man 

Over 11 years after the death of a north Iowa man, a former Charles City resident has been found guilty of killing him. 

After deliberating just over an hour Thursday (05.23), a Chickasaw County District Court jury returned a guilty verdict on one count of murder in the first degree against 51-year-old Randy Patrie for killing 70-year-old Carl Kenneth Gallmeyer of Nashua, on or about September 25, 2012. 

Patrie was the primary suspect, however, before local officials could proceed, he was sentenced in 2014 to life in federal prison on felony firearms charges and for being a career criminal. But in 2018, Patrie was resentenced to 20 years in federal prison and Chickasaw County was able to resume efforts to prosecute him.

That’s Chickasaw County Attorney David Laudner, who says the conviction of Patrie after all this time was a group effort.

Laudner says a plea deal for Patrie was never an option.

No sentencing date has been set.

In the meantime, Patrie returns to a cell in the Fayette County Jail in West Union, where he has been held since being returned to northeast Iowa for prosecution in January 2022.


Mark Pitz

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