AVOCA, Iowa — A judge is expected to hand down her verdict Friday in the second trial of a man who’d been convicted of killing a woman at his western Iowa home.
The Daily Nonpareil reports that prosecution and defense lawyers tussled during their final arguments Thursday over whether Robert Reynolds had drunkenly hallucinated that 64-year-old Patricia Kinkade-Dorsey was possessed by a demon when he shot her.
Reynolds was convicted in November 2014 of killing Kinkade-Dorsey after a night of drinking at his and his wife’s Oakland home. Kinkade-Dorsey was a friend of his wife.
The Iowa Appeals Court later ordered a new trial, ruling that the trial judge erroneously changed the first trial’s location.
Judge Susan Christensen has said she’ll have the verdict in the second, nonjury trial read Friday.
Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com