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Robert Gene Pilcher

Man Pleads Guilty In Girl's 1974 Slaying

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold...

Mistrial For Man Accused Of 1974 Farmhouse Slaying

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of a man charged with first-degree murder in the 1974 slaying of a 17-year-old...

Jury Deadlocked in 40-Year-Old Murder Case

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Crime

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have told a judge that they're deadlocked at the trial of a man charged with first-degree murder in the 1974 slaying of ...

Prosecutor: Find Iowa Man Guilty In 1974 Slaying

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.24.2014 | Crime

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Despite a lack of direct evidence connecting Robert "Gene" Pilcher to the killing of a 17-year-old waitress at his cousin's Iow...

Man On Trial For 40-year-old Murder

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Judith Cabanillas was just 13 when a middle-of-the-night phone call from police conveyed the shattering news: Her older sister ...