Jonathan Youngbear's murder case moved to federal court - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Jonathan Youngbear's murder case moved to federal court

Posted: Updated:
The man accused of murdering another man on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement in rural Tama in February has had his case dismissed by the state, and the murder trial has moved to  federal courts.

A criminal complaint says authorities were dispatched to a reported stabbing on February 24 at 1695 340th Street. When authorities arrived, they say they found the body of Severn Jefferson with blood pooling from apparent stab wounds to Jefferson's chest. The complaint continues, saying a witness told investigators that he or she had witnessed Youngbear stabbing Jefferson.

After interviewing Youngbear, the complaint says Youngbear acknowledged killing Jefferson. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at