Ottumwa man accused of murder won't face trial until next year

Bobby Joe Snow has been in custody since his arrest.

An Ottumwa man accused of killing one man and intentionally striking a woman with a car won't go on trial until the spring.

Online court records indicate that the trial of Bobby Joe Snow, 42, for has been continued until March 3, 2014.

Snow faces a single count of second degree murder.

The record also indicates that Judge Lucy Gamon has been given the case on special assignment.

Snow was arrested in May of 2011 after he struck a 23-year-old Ottumwa woman with a car and then beat 40-year-old James Lee McElroy so badly that he later died.

Snow has been in custody since his arrest. If convicted he faces up to 50 years in prison.

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