A man convicted of murdering a homeless man is given a new sentencing date. 44-year-old Travis Standlee was found guilty in June of second degree murder in the death of 56-year-old Raymond Ursino. His sentencing is now set for September 23.
Evidence showed Standlee strangled Ursino to death in September of 2015. It happened in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. Standlee faces up to 50 years in prison.
He also faces first degree murder charges in the death of 41-year-old Sharon Mead. Mead's body was found just days after Ursino's, near Coe College. Standlee had just been released from jail after being arrested in the Ursino death. His second trial is set to begin October 24 in Scott County.