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Marion man sentenced to voluntary manslaughter

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Marion man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a Hiawatha man was sentenced Tuesday morning.

Kim Allen Polley, 42, of Marion, was initially charged with First Degree Murder, but that was changed to Second Degree Murder after prosecutors could not find enough evidence to prove premeditation according to Linn County Attorney Harold Denton.  The family of Daniel Meade, 50, agreed to a deal in which Polley would plead guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter.

Polley was sentenced Tuesday in Linn County District Court to an indeterminate time in jail, not to exceed ten years.

Meade was found unresponsive on December 14, 2008 when Marion Police were called to 235 Ridge Court on a report of an assault.

Meade was taken to St. Luke's Hospital and then air lifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they identified Polley, an acquaintance of Meade, as a suspect.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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