MASON CITY, Iowa – Codie Matz, accused of killing his grandparents in 2017, has informed the court that he intends to plead guilty. The new information was filed Wednesday.
A plea change hearing has been scheduled for June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.
A trial date had been set for Oct. 15.
Related: More information on the Codie Matz case.
Matz is accused of stabbing to death 61-year-old Kenneth Hackbart and his wife, 64-year-old Kathleen Hackbart at their Mason City home at 327 27th St. SW in early November.
Matz is facing two counts of first-degree murder.
Matz was found competent to stand trial Feb. 13. A court filing by his attorney said he may use a defense of insanity, intoxication, or diminished responsibility at trial.
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