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Dilley motion filed

Accused killer waives right to speedy trial

October 4, 2013
By PETER KASPARI, pkaspari@messengernews.net , Messenger News

The attorney for one half of the pair accused of killing a Fort Dodge man has waived his client's right to a speedy trial.

Charles Kenville, who represents Ronald J. Dilley, 29, filed the waiver of the speedy trial Friday. The same waiver had not been made by Dilley's alleged accomplice, Holly N. Ekstrom, 22, according to online court records as of Friday afternoon.

Dilley and Ekstrom are each facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Steven Fisher, 22, of Fort Dodge.

A new trial date for Dilley has not been set.

Dilley and Ekstrom pleaded not guilty in August.

On July 10, an Otho farmer discovered Fisher's decomposing remains in a roadside ditch. Fisher's identity was confirmed after his remains were sent to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation's crime lab. Friends last saw Fisher during the later part of the first week in July.

On July 12, the same day the remains were identified, Dilley and Ekstrom were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

They are each being held in the Webster County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Fisher, who graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 2009, worked at Liguria Foods in Humboldt at the time of his death. He served with the Air National Guard as an aviation electronics technician and was a former newspaper carrier for The Messenger.

 
 

 

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