COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP)--An Iowa sex offender accused of trying to hire someone to kill five people, including his victims, is on trial in Council Bluffs.
The Pottawattamie County clerk's office says a jury was seated Tuesday to hear the case against Terry Leggio, of Crescent.
He was sentenced to 50 years in prison on March 9 for sexually abusing two girls. He was then charged with five counts each of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation to commit murder.
Prosecutors say he wanted to kill the girls, an older sister and their mother and an investigator on the abuse case.
Leggio's mother, Sue Leggio, is accused of helping her son plot the slayings and is charged with five counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
Rep. Tom Sands, a Republican lawmaker in the Iowa House, says he won't seek re-election in November. Sands, who represents Wapello in eastern Iowa, announced Thursday he will withdraw his name from the general...More >>
A state judge has ruled that the Iowa Department of Transportation has the authority to order cities to remove automated traffic-enforcement cameras from highways and interstates. The Des Moines Register reports that the...More >>