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UPDATE: Woman pleads not guilty to murder of semi driver

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UPDATE: Mariana Lesnic is pleading not guilty to the murder of a semi-driver at an I-80 Iowa County rest stop.

Lesnic filed a written not guilty plea on October 2nd. If she is convicted of first-degree murder she could face life in prison.


UPDATE: A woman is being held on a million dollar bond following a deadly shooting at an Iowa County rest stop.
The Iowa County Sheriff says Mariana Lesnic, 43, is now in custody at the Iowa County Jail; she's being held on 1st Degree Murder Charges.
She was arrested after a truck driver was found in his semi at the rest stop on I-80 near Victor; deputies say Ernest Kummer, 60, from Monroe died from gunshot wounds. 
DCI is helping out with the investigation. 
PREVIOUS: Authorities say a woman is in custody after allegedly shooting and killing a male truck driver at a rest stop along Interstate 80 in Iowa.
   The shooting happened early Wednesday at the rest stop in Iowa County, about 40 miles west of Iowa City.
   The Iowa County Sheriff's Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting.
   The identity of the suspect and the deceased driver weren't immediately available, and more information was expected to be released later Wednesday.
   An official at the Iowa County jail in Marengo confirmed the suspect was being held there.

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