May trial scheduled for man accused of killing hunter
CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A May trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing a hunter in south-central Iowa.
Court records say Ethan Davis, 27, entered a written plea of not guilty Monday to a charge of first-degree murder. His trial is set to begin May 1.
Davis is charged with killing Curtis Ross, 31, of Cedar Falls, whose body was found Dec. 2 in a remote area of Appanoose County.
An autopsy report says Ross suffered several stabbing and gunshot wounds.
Officials say fingerprints on bullet casings discovered near Ross' body led investigators to Davis.
Investigators also say Davis' fingerprints were found on a rifle that was hidden under farm equipment at Davis' property about 3 1/2 miles northeast of Promise City.