Fate of murder suspect in judge’s hands

A bench trial for a Keokuk murder case is now waiting on a verdict from the judge.

Lee County Attorney Ross Braden tells WGEM the prosecution and defense have rested in the Adam McCain murder trial taking place in Keokuk this week.

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

McCain waived his right to a jury trial earlier this week in the South Lee County Courthouse, and requested a bench trial.

Braden tells WGEM that the judge will decide on a verdict, submit it in writing and both parties will be called back to the courtroom for the verdict to be read.

Braden says there is no timetable for the verdict to be submitted.

McCain pleaded not guilty on March 4, 2019.

Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider

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