Woman pleads guilty in Humboldt County attempted murder case

Vilma Velasquez
Vilma Velasquez

Male defendant still scheduled to stand trial.

Posted: Oct 8, 2018 5:21 PM

DAKOTA CITY, Iowa – A Fort Dodge woman accused of attempted murder has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser offense.

Vilma Cyreena Velasquez, 26, entered a guilty plea Monday in Humboldt County District Court to harassment and assault while displaying a weapon.


Nicholas Bradley

Authorities say Velasquez and Nicholas Joseph Bradley, 35 of Fort Dodge, tried to kill Austin Dean on April 29. Velasquez is accused of chasing after Dean with a baseball bat while Bradley reportedly hit Dean with his pickup truck while Dean was riding a bicycle.

No sentencing date has been set for Velasquez. Bradley is scheduled to stand trial for attempted murder on November 27.

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