CB Shooting Case Takes Strange Twist

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Hashberger, at first, was charged with murder, but he claimed he'd shot the other man in self-defense. Prosecutors asked to have the charge dismissed when they admitted in June there was credible evidence to support a claim of self-defense.

Case closed? Not so fast.

Now Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber has decided that even though prosecutors believe it could have been self defense, and even though prosecutors declined to move forward with the case, Wilber will submit the case to a Grand Jury.

Wilber told the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil he thinks the grand jury's job is "to act as the conscience of the community." So jurors will have a chance to decide if charges should be filed.

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