Iowa man’s trial in drug-related shooting delayed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a Cedar Rapids man facing an attempted murder charge in a drug-related shooting has been pushed back.

Court records show a trial for 20-year-old Andrew Meyer is now set for March 25 in Johnson County District Court. It was scheduled to start Jan. 7.

Meyer is one of two men involved in the November 2012 shooting in Iowa City. Prosecutors say he and Peter Thullen went to a man’s house to settle a drug debt, and at some point Thullen shot the man.

Thullen, also of Cedar Rapids, reached a plea deal in October that dropped an attempted murder charge. He will be sentenced in January.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says (http://icp-c.com/JxN9k6 ) Meyer is charged with attempted murder, going armed with intent and first-degree burglary.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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