(Courtesy ABC 5/WOI-TV) – MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Court documents say a Marshalltown man accused of killing another man put fingers, teeth and patches of tattooed skin in bags set for curbside garbage delivery.
Unsealed search warrants made public Tuesday say 30-year-old Jeremy Gartin carried five trash bags out of his Marshalltown home on Oct. 1. That’s the same day 59-year-old David Warnell was found dead inside with a gun wound to the head.
Authorities found the body parts and other blood-soaked material in the bags.
Gartin has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and first-degree theft. Fifty-five-year-old Max Nelson has pleaded not guilty to charges of being an accessory after the fact, abuse of a corpse and first-degree theft. Their trials are both scheduled to start in December.