Iowa woman faces 2nd murder trial in 1992 beating death
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A second murder trial has begun for a Tipton, Iowa woman accused of the 1992 killing of her former boyfriend.
The Muscatine Journal reports the trial began Tuesday in Muscatine for 56-year-old Annette Cahill, who was charged in May 2018 with first-degree murder in the beating death of Corey Lee Wieneke.
Wieneke’s body was found in October 1992 on his bedroom floor in rural West Liberty.
The first trial ended in a mistrial in March 2019 when the jury couldn’t reach a verdict.
Cahill, of Tipton, has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors allege Cahill killed Wieneke because of his involvement with another woman.
Decades after the killing, prosecutors charged Cahill in part because a woman came forward to investigators to say that as a nine-year-old, she overheard Cahill confess to the killing.