The trial of Drew Alan Mangler, charged with first-degree murder in the death of James Remakel of Bellevue, is set to begin at the Jackson County Courthouse in Maquoketa on Monday, barring a last-minute plea deal or delay.
Mangler, 24, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Remakel, 59, was found dead in his home on Riverview Street on Christmas Day 2016. He had been stabbed 33 times, according to the autopsy results.
Mangler was charged in May. The trial is scheduled to last five days.
Check www.maqnews.com for updates throughout the trial.