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    Tipton Woman Receives 50-year Prison Sentence for 1992 Murder

    Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren
    The Muscatine County Attorney provides reliable information about criminal cases taking place in the City of Muscatine.

    Muscatine Living

    Today, November 22, 2019, in Muscatine County District Court ANNETTE CAHILL, 56, of Tipton, was sentenced after being found guilty of murder in the second degree.

    CAHILL was convicted in the 1992 beating death of Corey Wieneke of rural West Liberty. The case remained unsolved until CAHILL was arrested May 31, 2018. The arrest of CAHILL was the result of an investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office.

    CAHILL was found guilty after a 10-day jury trial in September, 2019. The case had originally proceeded to a jury trial in March, 2019. This resulted in a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

    “I am grateful to the investigators for their outstanding work on this case,” said Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren. “Since 1992 countless hours have been invested in bringing justice to Corey Wieneke’s family. Although this took longer than anyone wanted, I am so happy that his family received justice today,” he continued.

    The Court imposed a prison sentence of a term not to exceed 50 years. It will be up to the Iowa Board of Parole how long CAHILL serves in prison. “I will recommend to the Board of Parole that they keep the defendant in prison for as long as is legally permitted,” said Ostergren.

    CAHILL will be held in custody until she is transported to the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women at Mitchellville. She is not entitled to an appeal bond.

    An updated mugshot of CAHILL:

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