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Iowa man found guilty in death of man whose body was burned

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Updated: November 17, 2021 02:07 AM
Created: November 17, 2021 02:06 AM

SIGOURNEY, Iowa (AP) - A 32-year-old Iowa man has been found guilty in the death of a Black man whose body was found burning in a ditch last year.

Steven Vogel, of Grinnell, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Prosecutors said he killed 44-year-old Michael Williams, whose body was found burning in September 2020 in a rural Jasper County ditch.

Testimony during the trial indicated Vogel killed Williams because of a “love triangle” involving Vogel’s girlfriend.

Three other people were charged in the case but Vogel was the only suspect charged with murder. 
  


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