JANUARY TRIAL SET FOR MAN CHARGED IN 2 MASON CITY SLAYINGS

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January Trial Set For Man Charged In 2 Mason City Slayings

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A January trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City.

Court documents say 30-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. His trial is set to begin Jan. 24.

Officers sent to a home to check on a shooting report around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 17 found the bodies of 37-year-old Caleb Christensen and 54-year-old Melinda Kavars. Autopsies showed Christensen died from several “sharp-force” injuries and Kavars died from a gunshot wound to her neck and chest.

Court documents do not identity the person who Veal is accused of trying to kill.

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