The trial of a second brother involved with the victim of a high profile murder case will be held in Clarke County. Thirty-three-year-old James Howard Bentley is charged with second-degree sexual abuse in Linn and Benton counties based on allegations that he molested 10-year-old Jetseta Gage of Cedar Rapids. Gage was kidnapped and found dead the next day in a Johnson County Mobile home.
James Bentley’s 38-year-old brother Roger Bentley has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Gage and his trial is ongoing and could go to the jury tomorrow. James Bentley will have his pre-trial conference on March second and the jury trial is expected to start on March 27th in Osceola.