WASHINGTON, D.C. (IRN) – The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates who are scheduled to be put to death in July and August. One of those inmates is Dustin Lee Honken, who killed five people in Iowa, including two children. Honken was given two death sentences in federal court. Honken’s execution is scheduled to take place July 17 at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Des Moines Police have made an arrest after a body was found Saturday night. KCCI-TV reports a man was leaving his job at the train yard when he saw a body near the road. He honked his horn a few times but the person didn’t respond, and he determined they were dead. Andrew James Hall, 27, of Des Moines, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. The victim died from a gunshot wound to their chest. Police say a fight over a debt was what resulted in the murder.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – A homicide investigation is underway after a Des Moines man was shot and killed outside a bar on Merle Hay Road early Sunday morning. WHO-TV reports officers responded to Karma Ultra Lounge after staff asked for help dispersing a crowd of around 500 people. Des Moines resident Sir William Bekish, 29, was found with a gunshot wound to his head. Bekish was transported to a hospital but died from his injuries. Two women suffered gunshot wounds also, but have been released from the hospital.
LINN COUNTY, IA (IRN) – A man drowned at the Martin Marietta quarry in Linn County Sunday. KGAN-TV reports the man was fishing and while attempting to swim a short distance when he went under the water and didn’t resurface. Friends and family members witnessed the drowning.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A Cedar Rapids family are challenging themselves to mow 50 lawns for people who may need the help. KCRG-TV reports the 50-yard-challenge is a national movement that asks kids to mow lawns for the elderly, disabled, single-parents, and veterans.