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New Trial Begins for Manchester Man Accused of Shooting Girlfriend

Trial started today for a Manchester man accused of shooting his girlfriend more than a decade ago.

Bob Krogmann is accused of shooting Jean Smith, of Dundee, three times in March 2009. She was seriously injured, but survived – and he was convicted of Attempted Murder and Willful Injury by a jury.

But in 2018, after serving about eight and a half years in prison, the Supreme Court ruled that there was a structural error in his case regarding the freezing of his assets.

Krogmann’s new trial began Tuesday in Black Hawk County. Delaware County Attorney John Bernau says Krogmann is still maintaining that he did not try to kill Smith.


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