Newman Murder Trial Set for August
The trial of a man accused of killing his wife in their Burlington home last summer is now on the court docket for August 6th.
33-year old Crystal Newman was found dead in a bedroom of the couple’s south-side house. She had been shot once in the head and a gun was found in her left hand. 38-year old Chico Newman told police he and his wife had fought, but that he had taken the couple’s two children and gone to Great River Medical Center to have a cut on his arm treated. He then asked hospital staff to have the police check on Crystal, who he said was suicidal. When they got in the house they found her dead.
Chico Newman was not arrested until this past February, but he’s now charged with first degree murder. He remains in the Des Moines County Jail on a $1 million bond.