Patrie appeals life sentence

Randy Lee Patrie
Randy Lee Patrie

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The north Iowa man sent to prison for life on a federal weapons charge is appealing.

Randy Patrie was given the longer-than-usual sentence because of his possible connection to an unsolved murder.  Retired Nashua grocer Kenneth Gallmeyer was found dead in his home in October of 2012.  No one has been charged, but prosecutors say they have evidence that Patrie committed the murder.  This evidence was used against Patrie in determining his sentence late last month.

Patrie’s attorney filed a notice on Wednesday that they would appeal the judgment and sentence.


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