AVOCA, Iowa — Prosecutors are expected to present their case Wednesday in the second trial against Robert Reynolds.
Reynolds was convicted in November 2014 of killing 64-year-old Patricia Kinkade-Dorsey after a night of drinking at his and his wife’s Oakland home. Kinkade-Dorsey was a friend of his wife.
The Iowa Appeals Court later ordered a new trial, ruling that the trial judge erroneously changed the trial location to the Pottawattamie County Courthouse in Council Bluffs from the East Pottawattamie County Courthouse in Avoca.
The Daily Nonpareil reports that prosecution and defense lawyers agreed to a nonjury trial in Avoca. Prosecutors also agreed to lower the charge against Reynolds to second-degree murder.
Defense attorney Bill McGinn says the prosecution will present its case Wednesday and the defense plans to have witnesses testify on Thursday.
Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com