MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Court documents say a Marshalltown man accused of killing another man put fingers, teeth and patches of tattooed skin in bags set for curbside garbage delivery.
Unsealed search warrants made public Tuesday say Jeremy Gartin, 30, carried five trash bags out of his Marshalltown home on Oct. 1. That's the same day David Warnell, 59, was found dead inside with a gun wound to the head.
Authorities found the body parts and other blood-soaked material in the bags.
Gartin has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and first-degree theft. Max Nelson, 55, has pleaded not guilty to charges of being an accessory after the fact, abuse of a corpse and first-degree theft. Their trials are both scheduled to start in December.
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