Man accused of stabbing Keokuk woman to death pleads not guilty

KEOKUK, Ia (WGEM) — A man accused of stabbing a Keokuk woman to death last month pleaded not guilty on Monday.

Court records state that Adam McCain, 24, of Keokuk, submitted a written arraignment and plea of not guilty.

McCain is charged with Murder in the 1st Degree. He is accused of killing CaLove Sackman in Keokuk on February 4.

Court documents state that Keokuk police responded to the 300-block of Main St. for a person who had been stabbed. Sackman was found lying on the sidewalk in the 200-block of Main St. with multiple stab wounds to her torso area.

The documents state that Sackman identified her assailant as Adam McCain, who she was previously in a long term relationship with.

The next morning McCain was detained by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and interviewed, according to the documents. They state that McCain admitted to driving Sackman around in his vehicle and becoming upset with her, who jumped out of the vehicle and into the street.

The documents allege that McCain stabbed Sackman once. They allege that while Sackman was trying to get away from him, McCain got into his vehicle, drove to her, got out and stabbed her multiple more times. Sackman later died from her injuries.

Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss is the Assignment Editor at WGEM.

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