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Trial underway for Iowa woman charged with killing husband

Revette Sauser, 52, faces a first degree murder charge, accused of shooting and killing her...
Revette Sauser, 52, faces a first degree murder charge, accused of shooting and killing her husband Terry in their home in Ryan back in April 2011.(Clayton County Jail)
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 2:34 PM CDT
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ELKADER, Iowa (AP) - Trial has begun for a northeastern Iowa woman accused of killing her husband a decade ago.

Station KCRG reports that the first-degree murder trial of 52-year-old Revette Sauser, of Ryan, began this week. She’s accused of fatally shooting 59-year-old Terry Sauser in their Ryan home in April 2011.

The next year, Revette Sauser pleaded guilty to reduced charges of kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, and going armed with intent in a deal with prosecutors, and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

She had served nine of those years when the Iowa Supreme Court sent her case back to the trial court, saying there was no basis for the kidnapping charge. Her trial is being held in Clayton County.

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