Trail date set for inmate accused of Anamosa Prison murders

Anamosa, Ia-  One of the inmates accused of killing two employees at Anamosa State Prison will go on trial later this month.

Radio Iowa (‘s O Kay Henderson) reports that Thomas Woodard’s trial will be held in Linn County and is scheduled to start June 22nd. Michael Dutcher, the other Anamosa inmate charged in the case, is currently scheduled to go on trial in Jones County, where the prison is located, but a starting date for his trial has not been set.

Prosecutors say the two men were trying to escape when they killed 59-year-old Lorena Schulte, a registered nurse, and 46-year-old correctional officer Robert McFarland.