- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ADEL, Iowa (AP) - A man charged with killing another man in Waukee has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2k53CDe ) that 44-year-old Brendan Michael McGuinness, of Waukee, had been set to go to trial Jan. 30, but entered his plea Wednesday in Dallas County. He shot 41-year-old Gino Risola at least four times in Risola’s driveway on Nov. 7, 2015. Risola, whose wife witnessed part of the confrontation, died at a Des Moines area hospital.

Risola’s death was the first homicide in Waukee since 1977.

In addition to his life sentence, McGuinness was ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to Risola’s family.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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