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Iowa man awaiting trial in shooting charged with murder

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Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 4:57 PM CDT
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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge has been charged with killing another man during a robbery.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Robert Lee Williams Jr., 32, of Waterloo, was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree murder in the death of 49-year-old Vincent Hemenway.

Authorities allege Williams was part of a group of men who approached Hemenway and his friends on Aug. 15 while they were working on a vehicle inside a garage and asked to borrow a lighter.

Hemenway volunteered his lighter and then resisted when one of the suspects attempted to walk away with it. At that point, someone opened fire, striking Hemenway.

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