Arrest Made for Old Murder Case in Muscatine County
A woman from Tipton is accused of using a baseball bat to kill a man in southeast Iowa more than 25 years ago. On Thursday, Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren announced that 55 year old Annette Cahill is charged with first-degree murder for the 1992 death of 22 year old Corey Wieneke. He was found dead on his bedroom floor in rural West Liberty.
A criminal complaint says someone reported last year that Cahill made comments a few weeks after the murder that she was responsible. Officials also say she told another person that a baseball bat had been used to kill Wieneke, something only she could have been certain of at the time. An aluminum bat with blood on it was found a mile from his home.
Bond for Cahill is set at 1 million dollars, and she was scheduled to make her first court appearance Friday morning in Muscatine.