STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Mistrial declared in Lindaman sex abuse trial

A mistrial has occurred in Doug Lindaman’s sexual abuse trial after a witness talked about Lindaman’s criminal history.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:16 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2018 1:43 PM

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Iowa - A mistrial has been declared in Doug Lindaman’s Floyd County sexual abuse trial after a witness talked about Lindaman’s criminal history.
The mistrial was declared Friday for Lindaman, who is on trial for sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy in 2011, the Floyd County Attorney said.
A new trial date has not been set. 
Lindaman was found guilty in April of 2016 for sexual abuse of a boy and was later sentenced to 10 years in prison.
However, the Iowa Supreme Court reversed the conviction of the 61-year-old man because he was allowed to represent himself at his trial without knowingly waving his right to have an attorney. It was then determined a new trial was needed.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 46°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 43°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 43°
Charles City
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 46°
Rochester
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 38°
Showers possible on Wednesday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Keeping EMS and Firefighters apart during the pandemic

Image

Virtual 5K

Image

Minnesota leads the way for takeout food

Image

Mason City YMCA hosts virtual 5k

Image

Sharing Music During the Pandemic

Image

Make Your Own Disinfectant

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 4/7

Image

Grocery store safety measures

Image

Dr. Brian McDonough talks about Covid-19 anxiety

Image

Two businesses closing due to COVID-19

Community Events