New Trial Date for Two Men Charged in Bagley’s Murder

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A new trial date has been scheduled for two men accused of fatally stabbing Chris Bagley.

Drew Blahnik, 32, and Drew Wagner, 34, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other crimes in the slaying of 31-year-old Christopher Bagley of Walker. He went missing from his home last December. Investigators found his body buried in the backyard of a Cedar Rapids home in March.

Investigators have said Blahnik has confessed to stabbing Bagley in retaliation for his robbery of a large-scale marijuana trafficker.

The trial had been set to begin February 3, but is now pushed back to July 6th.