Earlville Man Convicted of Killing Wife Asks for New Trial

An Earlville man convicted of killing his wife is asking for a new trial.

Todd Mullis was found guilty of First Degree Murder following a week-long trial in September. The 12-person Dubuque County jury agreed with prosecutors, who said Mullis stabbed his wife, Amy, in the back with a corn rake on their farm on November 10, 2018 – exactly one year ago today.

His sentencing is set for December 17th in Delaware County District Court.

But Mullis’ attorney, Gerald “Jake” Feuerhelm, who represented him in the September trial, filed a motion for a new trial last week.

Delaware County Attorney John Bernau tells KMCH he has filed a resistance to the motion for a new trial.

Judge Thomas Bitter, who was the presiding judge for the trial, has set a hearing on Feuerhelm’s motion for a new trial for December 17th. The hearing will be held at 12:55 pm, five minutes prior to the 1 pm sentencing.

 

photo courtesy of Telegraph Herald