Wagner Pleads Not Guilty to Chris Bagley Murder

One of the men charged with murdering Chris Bagley has pleaded not guilty.

Our coverage partner, KCRG, says 34-year old Drew Wagner entered the plea Tuesday. He turned himself in on Friday night, November 1st after authorities charged him with First Degree Murder.

His bond is set at one million dollars cash.

Bagley went missing from his home in Walker last December. His body was found buried in the backyard of a Cedar Rapids home in March, with an autopsy showing he died from stab wounds.

Federal documents show a federal agent testified that they think Wagner was fighting with Bagley when another man, Drew Blahnik, allegedly stabbed Bagley. Blahnik also faces multiple charges in the case, including first-degree murder. In April, officials testified in federal court that Blahnik confessed to stabbing Bagley.

The Linn County Attorney’s Office also confirmed Paul Hoff is facing charges of obstructing prosecution and abuse of a corpse in the case. Prosecutors say Hoff is the owner of the home where authorities say Bagley died.

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