- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) - Cases have been consolidated and a new trial starting date has been scheduled for an Osage man accused of sex abuse and of a plan to poison the person he’s accused of abusing.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1WCnl9Q ) that Mark Retterath will be tried in Franklin County on one count of attempted murder, one of second-degree sexual abuse, three counts of third-degree sexual abuse, one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of solicitation to commit a felony. He’d been set for trial this week on two counts, with a trial on the remaining counts to be held later.

A judge granted a prosecution motion to combine the cases and hold just one trial in Franklin County. The trial is set to start Aug. 15.


Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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