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State retains case in Van Hemert trial | Local News

OSKALOOSA – Just before lunch on Thursday, the state’s case against Luke VanHemert rested, paving the way for the defense to present their case. On the last day of testimony, jurors watched a video interview with Van Hemert, then saw evidence of an autopsy performed on Marquis Todd. Van Hemert is charged with the stabbing […]

Christian van hemert

Jury chosen for the Van Hemert trial | Local News

MAHASKA COUNTY – More than six dozen people gathered in the Mahaska County District Court on Tuesday morning to select 12 jurors and two deputies for the second degree murder trial of Luke Ryan Van Hemert. The selection took about four off followed by opening statements from both sides. Van Hemert is accused of stabbing […]