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Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Murdering Nashua Man Almost 10 Years Ago

It’ll be next year before a man accused in the shooting death of a Nashua man almost 10 years ago will stand trial.

49-year-old Randy Patrie is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2012 death of 70-year-old Kenneth Gallmeyer at Gallmeyer’s home north of Nashua. An investigation by the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Charles City Police and Iowa DCI, led to the discovery of various items owned by Gallmeyer inside Patrie’s Charles City home, including a shotgun authorities say was consistent with the weapon that shot and killed Gallmeyer.

Before local law enforcement could proceed with their case, Patrie was sentenced in 2014 to life in federal prison on felony firearms charges and for being a career criminal. However, in 2018, Patrie was resentenced to 20 years in federal prison, opening the door for his prosecution in Chickasaw County to resume.

Last week, Patrie waived his right to a speedy trial and on Tuesday, a district court judge set his trial to begin on January 25, 2023, at the Chickasaw County Courthouse  in New Hampton. Wednesday, Patrie’s attorney filed a motion for discovery to allow the defendant to review evidence the state has against him.

Patrie is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail in West Union.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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