The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of an Earlville man found guilty of killing his wife.
Todd Mullis was convicted by a Dubuque County jury in September 2019 of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Amy. She was fatally stabbed in the back with a corn rake on their farm in November 2018.
Mullis appealed shortly after his sentencing in September 2020 — saying there was not enough evidence to show he was the one who attacked Amy in a hog barn and killed her with the corn rake. His appeal was heard last month by the Iowa Court of Appeals.
The Court of Appeals disagreed — saying there was ample evidence presented that Mullis was the only one who could have killed his wife –and that he had a motive because he was suspicious she was having an affair and did not want to lose his farming operation in a divorce.
Mullis is currently serving a life sentence in prison.
story contribution courtesy of Radio Iowa; archived photo from 2020 sentencing