- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - Deliberations are expected to begin Tuesday in a first-degree murder trial of a Marshalltown man accused of killing a woman and leaving her body in a minivan.

The Marshalltown Times-Republican (http://bit.ly/1q0y9gx ) reports the trial of 40-year-old Mathew Irving was delayed Friday by a power outage.

Closing arguments are set for Tuesday and the case will then go to jurors.

Irving is charged in the death of 55-year-old Rebecca Hall, of Marshalltown, in July 2013. Her body was found in the back of a minivan parked on the side of a road just east of Marshalltown.

On Friday, Irving testified he’d sought out Hall in hopes of using meth and having sex with her. He says Hall attacked him and in defending himself, he accidentally killed her.


Information from: Times-Republican, http://www.timesrepublican.com



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