2 charged in Iowa death opt for written pleas

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Two people accused of killing a Fort Dodge man are expected to enter written pleas in the case instead of appearing before a judge.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports (http://bit.ly/19EeGJg) that 29-year-old Ronald Dilley and 22-year-old Holly Ekstrom had been expected to appear in a Webster County courtroom for arraignment Monday. Instead, they will issue their written pleas.

The couple has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 22-year-old Steven Fisher, whose decomposed remains were found by an Otho farmer in a ditch on July 10.

Dilley and Ekstrom were arrested and charged two days later. They are each being held in the Webster County Jail on $500,000.

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Information from: The Messenger, http://www.messengernews.net

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