Homocide Charges

By: Iowa AP
May 25th, 2018

A trial has been scheduled for a northeast Iowa man found competent to help his lawyers defend him against two counts of vehicular homicide while under the influence.

Court records say 21-year-old Kory Doeppke was ruled competent Tuesday after being assessed at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. A judge set a trial starting date of July 18.

Court records show the Elkader resident has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Doeppke was driving west when he didn't halt at a stop sign near Edgewood on Feb. 16 and collided with a northbound pickup. The two fatally injured boys were in the back seat of Doeppke's car. Officials identified them as Brady Edwards and Izaiah Drinkwater.

The pickup driver wasn't injured.



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