Ottumwa police make arrest in a Thursday night murder

Just before 10 PM Thursday night, Ottumwa Police were called about shots fired at a home in the 100 block of North Ward Street.  The caller said one person had been shot and the suspect drove off.  The victim…

Cristhian Rivera charged with first-degree murder

It has been learned that Cristhian Rivera had worked at Yarrabee Farms for the last four years and was an employee in good standing. The company said it was shocked to hear that Rivera had…

Witnesses say the wrong man was convicted

Additional witnesses are suggesting the wrong man may be in prison for the past 31 years for the murder of a 16-year-old girl.  The testimony is a boost for inmate Daniel Harris, who maintains his…

Murder conviction upheld in Ottumwa

An Ottumwa man's murder conviction has been upheld by the Iowa Court of Appeals. 26-year-old Erik Davila was convicted of second degree murder last year for killing his roommate, 24-year-old Hugo Hernandez, in March 2016. …


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