Earlville Man’s Murder Trial Moved to Dubuque County

The upcoming trial of an Earlville man accused of killing his wife has been moved to another county.

Todd Mullis was set to stand trial in Delaware County District Court beginning August 19th.

Last month, Mullis’ attorneys requested a change of venue, arguing in a motion that the case’s widespread publicity would prejudice a potential jury from receiving a fair trial in Delaware County.

On Friday, the Delaware County Attorney’s Office received notice that the request was granted. Mullis’ trial will be moved to Dubuque County beginning September 16th.

Mullis is charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, Amy, who was fatally injured on their farm near Earlville last November. Amy suffered stab wounds on her back from a corn rake. Todd reported his wife fell on the rake, but her autopsy was ruled a homicide.

He is currently being held in the Buchanan County Jail on five million dollars cash only bond.