Trial Reset for Man Accused of Killing Cab Driver

By Trish Mehaffey, Reporter


By Rachel Begle

The trial for a man accused of killing a Cedar Rapids cab driver in 2011 has been reset to Oct. 8, in Story County District Court.

Johnathan Mitchell, 35, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the stabbing death of Cathy Stickley, 54, a Century Cab driver, April 29, 2011.

According to a criminal complaint, Stickley was found dead by her vehicle in the 1500 block alley between Second and Third avenues SE in Cedar Rapids. Stickley died of multiple stab wounds to her neck and head.

Mitchell's trial started last August in Story County on a change of venue but ended in mistrial during jury selection because the prosecutor had a serious medical condition and couldn't continue the trial.

There have been several continuances in the case.

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