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Default Dubuque, IA WF, 53 walking to her home with negro gets punctured to death; 50 year sentence


Man gets 50 years for stabbing to death Dubuque woman
October 11, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A man has been given 50 years in prison for stabbing to death a woman in her northeast Iowa home. Court records say 54-year-old Garry James was sentenced Wednesday in Dubuque. Authorities say he killed 53-year-old Michelle Kinney on July 21. Friends found her body two days later on the floor of her blood-spattered kitchen in Dubuque. James pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.


UPDATE: Man arrested on murder charge after death of Dubuque woman

Jul 23, 2018

Dubuque police have arrested a man on a murder charge in connection with the death of a 53-year-old Dubuque woman that authorities said occurred Saturday.

Garry C. James, 53, no permanent address, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Michelle C. Kinney, of 1373 Iowa St., No. 1, according to a press release issued Monday by the Dubuque Police Department.

James has been in police custody since Saturday on an unrelated charge. He was charged with murder on Monday at the Dubuque County Jail.

The release said Dubuque police were called to 1373 Iowa St., No. 1, at 1:45 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of a dead body. The body later was identified as Kinney.

“Kinney suffered puncture wounds to her body,” the release said. “The official cause and method of death is yet to be determined by the State Medical Examiner.”

Police Lt. Joe Messerich said police were called to the residence by acquaintances who discovered Kinney.

Traffic camera footage showed Kinney walking to her home with a man Saturday night, the release said. The man later left Kinney’s residence and walked to Next Phase, 1902 Central Ave.

The man, who police said they later identified as James, was arrested at the bar at 10:52 p.m. on charges of first-degree harassment, unlawful possession of prescription drugs, public intoxication and interference with official acts.

According to court documents, police were called to the bar at 10:39 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. James had been kicked out of the bar, and police determined he was intoxicated.

Court documents state James was not cooperative with police during his arrest and repeatedly threatened officers’ lives and claimed a gang affiliation.

“I’m Gangster Disciple, my organization they coming after you,”
James allegedly told police.

The release said evidence collected from James’ clothing “corroborated evidence” from Kinney’s apartment.


Police said camera footage appears to show no one else leaves or enters Kinney's residence after she was last seen with James on camera footage.


Michelle Kinney

Jul 30, 2018

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