A trial is set later this month for a man charged with killing his wife and holding Muscatine County officers at bay for hours one night last August. Authorities called to the rural Stockton home of David and Lisa Hering first had to figure out how to get the couple’s four children and two other kids in the house out safely as Hering held the officers at bay for three hours that night, firing at them from buildings on the farmstead about fifteen miles west of the Quad Cities. After it ended the officers found Lisa Hering’s body in a farm field, dead of gunshots. David Hering’s been jailed since the incident last summer on a million dollars bond, charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and child endangerment. His lawyers say psychiatric reports will be an important part of Hering’s defense when trial begins May 24th in Muscatine.
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