ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a man accused of killing his grandmother in western Iowa.
Monona County District Court records say a judge Wednesday set Sept. 10 as the new trial starting date for 21-year-old Eliot Stowe. The trial had been scheduled to begin this coming Tuesday.
Stowe has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. He's accused of fatally beating 66-year-old Cheryl Stowe at the home they shared in rural Castana. Her body was found June 27 about a mile and a half (3 kilometers) from the home.
His attorney has filed notice to the court that Stowe will use an insanity defense .