clear
Saturday May 23rd, 2015 9:32AM

Blairsville man pleads not guilty in Iowa man's death

By The Associated Press
SAC CITY, IOWA - A Union County man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his former roommate in Iowa.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports 54-year-old John Green, of Blairsville, made the written plea Thursday. Online records do not list a scheduled trial date.

Green is accused of killing 58-year-old Mark Koster, of Sac City. Koster's skeletal remains were found buried in the basement of his house in 2012.

Police said Green briefly lived with Koster in 2009. Relatives say they last saw Koster that year, and he was reported missing in 2010.

Green was arrested in Florida in March. He is being held at the Sac County Jail without bond.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Charity ride planned for injured North Hall teen
A motorcycle ride and music benefit are planned to raise money for an injured North Hall High School junior's medical bills.
9:05AM ( 27 minutes ago )
Gwinnett Police on lookout for suspected shooter
Gwinnett County Police were searching for the man they believe shot a woman at a Lawrenceville apartment complex Friday evening.
7:15AM ( 2 hours ago )
US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by...
9:33PM ( 11 hours ago )
Ex-Hall County Deputy arrested for invasion of privacy
A former Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy is now in custody following an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
6:00PM ( 15 hours ago )
Kayaker rescued from Chattahoochee River in Suwanee
Gwinnett County Emergency crews rescued a kayaker from the Chattahoochee River Friday afternoon.
5:37PM ( 15 hours ago )