Man connected to Chris Bagley death pleads not guilty

Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 11:44 PM CST
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One of the people charged in connection with the death of Chris Bagley has pleaded not guilty.

Paul Hoff faces charges of obstructing prosecution and abuse of a corpse. He is the owner of the Cedar Rapids home where authorities say Bagley died.

Court documents show Drew Blahnik stabbed Bagley to death in December of 2018 during a fight over drugs. He and Drew Wagner face first degree murder charges.

Authorities say Wagner and Blahnik buried Bagley's body in front of a home at 4069 Soutter Avenue Northeast in Cedar Rapids. Officials found his body in March.

Hoff is already serving a 14 year sentence after pleading guilty to federal drug and firearms charges.