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Murder trial of Dalton Adam of Decorah will be held in July

Posted: Tue, Mar 5, 2019 3:04 PM
(Photo courtesy of the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office)

Circuit Court Judge Judge Richard Stochl on Tuesday set a trial date for one of the two suspects accused in last July's death of a Freeport man.

18-year-old Dalton Adam of Waukon is charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony, and with willfully causing an injury, a Class C felony.  The charges were filed in connection with an assault on 46-year-old David Hansen at Hansen's home on Old Stage Road.  The criminal complaint claims Adam "expected to set in motion a…chain of events which will cause or result in the death of David Hansen." 

Tuesday was expected to be a pretrial conference in the case, but instead Judge Stochl approved a defense motion for a continuance in the case.  However, he also ruled that a final pretrial conference would be held June 4th and Adam's trial on the charges would be held at 9:30 a.m. July 8th.