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Boyfriend Found Guilty Again of Peosta Woman’s 2017 Murder

The boyfriend of a Peosta woman has once again been found guilty in her death.

29-year old Fontae Buelow has again been convicted of murdering 21-year old Samantha Link four years ago.

Buelow has long maintained that Link stabbed herself at his home on March 31, 2017, but prosecutors say Buelow killed her.

Buelow was previously convicted by a jury in 2018 of Second Degree Murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison. But state appellate courts ordered a new trial, saying the trial judge wrongly excluded information about Link’s prior suicide attempt and mental health records that may have supported Buelow’s contention that Link stabbed herself.

A Clinton County jury found Buelow guilty of Second Degree Murder for a second time on Tuesday.


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