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Earlville man sentenced to serve life in prison appeals conviction

An Earlville man serving life in prison for killing his wife with a corn rake is appealing his conviction.
Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 6:17 AM CDT
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DELAWARE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - An Earlville man serving life in prison for killing his wife with a corn rake is appealing his conviction.

Last September, a Dubuque County jury found Todd Mullis guilty of first-degree murder.

A judge sentenced him last Friday.

Prosecutors said he killed his wife, Amy Mullis, on their farm in November 2018.

The prosecution argued Mullis killed his wife because he believed she was having an affair.

Mullis still claims he’s innocent.

Before his sentencing, Mullis' lawyer requested a new trial because he believed the prosecutor misled the jury in cross-examination, along with other issues like his previous lawyer forcing him to testify.

The judge denied the request, saying the sentencing hearing wasn’t the time to issue new facts about the case.

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