A third person has been charged in the 2009 murder of an Iowa City landlord.
Courtney Lynchoyia White, 23, is charged with first degree murder in the October 8, 2009 killing of 64 year-old John E. Versypt.
Police say Versypt, of Cordova, Ill., was working at his property at 1958 Broadway St in the #C building when he was shot and killed. He was found by police lying in the hallway with a gun lying next to him. The autopsy confirmed that he died of a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators determined that a bullet found in the area near Versypt was fired from the gun found at the scene.
On February 11, 2010 Charles William Curtis Thompson was charged with first degree murder in Versypt's death. His trial began in September, but a mistrial was granted after a portion of a videotaped interview with Thompson that was supposed to be removed, was played in court. His new trial is scheduled to begin on December 5.
On July 14, 2011, Justin Alexander Marshall was arrested in Lancaster, Texas and charged with first degree murder for his role in Versypt's death. A status conference is scheduled for October 20. According to Iowa Courts Online, a motion has been filed to remove Marshall's current attorney and appoint a new one. His trial is scheduled to begin on January 17, 2012.
White was arrested on Monday in Coralville by the Department of Corrections. He is being held in the Johnson County jail on a $1,000,000.00 bond.
Investigators say there are still other people who may be connected with the murder.
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