Le Mars man accused of murder wants attempted murder charge dismissed

LE MARS, Iowa (KTIV) – A 24-year-old man who allegedly assaulted one other man, leaving them with accidents that later took their life, has pleaded not responsible to the costs.

Reese Harms of Le Mars, Iowa has entered a plea of not responsible to 1 rely of second-degree homicide and one rely of tried homicide. These costs stem from the demise of 44-year-old Michael Gomez.

Court docket paperwork present on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, Harms allegedly positioned Gomez in a chokehold for a chronic time and authorities imagine this led to accidents that resulted in Gomez’s demise. Following the reported assault, Gomez was taken to the hospital to be handled however was pronounced lifeless a number of days later.

If convicted of second-degree homicide, Harms faces a most of fifty years in jail.

For the tried homicide cost, Harms’ protection lawyer desires that cost dismissed. Court docket paperwork present Harms is being charged with the homicide and tried homicide of Gomez, with each costs referencing the identical alleged assault. The protection lawyer is arguing Harms can’t face a homicide and tried homicide cost stemming from the identical incident. There has not been a ruling on this dismissal but.


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