Mullis’ Sentencing on Hold Due to COVID-19 Precautions

The hearing and sentencing scheduled for today for an Earlville man convicted of killing his wife is on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Iowa Supreme Court made the decision to delay many court proceedings while the state deals with the public health emergency.

Todd Mullis was set to appear in Delaware County District Court this afternoon for his sentencing. Mullis was found guilty of First Degree Murder by a Dubuque County jury last fall in the death of his wife, Amy, who died after receiving wounds to her back from a corn rake.

Mullis has asked for a new trial. The judge was expected to hear his motion prior to his sentencing today.

Judge Thomas Bitter filed the continuation for the sentencing. No word yet on when it will be rescheduled.

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