Jurors considering fate of Dubuque man charged with murder

Drew Mangler, 24, of Dubuque (Courtesy: Jackson County Jail)

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) - A jury is expected to resume its deliberations Wednesday on a murder charge against a Dubuque man.

Jackson County District Court records say Drew Mangler is accused of killing 59-year-old James Remakel. Police found Remakel's body after being called to a house in Bellevue on Dec. 25, 2016. An autopsy showed Remakel had been stabbed nearly three dozen times in his upper body, neck and head. He was believed to have been dead for several days before police found him.

The Telegraph Herald reports that defense attorney Derek Jones said in his closing arguments Tuesday that investigators ignored other potential suspects. Prosecutor Andrew Prosser said Mangler had "the means, the motive and the opportunity to commit this crime."

Investigators say they found a shoe with Remakel's blood on it during a search of Mangler's house.