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Update: Annette Cahill found guilty of second-degree murder

By Meredith Roemerman | The Muscatine Journal | Sept. 19, 2019
Annette Cahill during Corey Wieneke murder trial

Annette Cahill stands for the jury during day three of court proceedings as the state retries her for the murder of Corey Lee Wieneke more than 25 years ago. (Courtesy photo Meredith Roemerman, Muscatine Journal)

MUSCATINE — After 16 total hours of deliberations, a jury found the defendant in a local cold case homicide guilty of second-degree murder more than 25 years later.

Corey Lee Wieneke was found beaten to death Oct. 13, 1992 in his West Liberty home. A jury of nine women and three men began deliberations Tuesday afternoon after spending six days hearing testimony and arguments in court, to find Annette Cahill, now 56, guilty of killing him.

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the jury was deadlocked and could not reach a verdict. The jury foreperson confirmed for presiding judge Patrick McElyea that more time would not yield a verdict. McElyea ordered the jury to resume deliberations Thursday morning and around 2 p.m., they had reached a unanimous verdict.

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We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries

Listed below are upcoming cold case anniversaries and, where noted, birthdays the victims would have celebrated.

Dan Hieber Daniel Hieber
58 YOA
823 Main St.
Mapleton, Iowa
Monona County
September 20, 2015
Maureen Farley Maureen (Brubaker) Farley
17 YOA
Ely Road SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
September 21, 1971
Martavious Robinson gravestone Double Homicide
Martavious Robinson, 20

408 Thompson Ave.
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
September 21, 2002
Calvin Rash clipping Double Homicide
Calvin M. Rash, 29

408 Thompson Ave.
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
September 21, 2002
Charles Englehart gravestone Charles Englehart
70 YOA
700 blk of Main St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
September 22, 1935
Sandra Vanderhoef Sandra Vanderhoef
Age at Report: 42
Missing From:
Webster County, IA
Missing Since:
September 22, 1986
Dung Kim Truong Dung Kim Truong, 37
Washta Access
Washta, IA
Ida County
Case # 97-12883
September 22, 1997
Aaron Marr Aaron Marr
37 YOA
210 S. Second St.
Ames, IA
Story County
September 22, 2007
Frank Goff Frank Goff
36 YOA
612 SE Jackson
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1977-35047
September 23, 1977

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