The trial of an Iowa Falls man charged in the shooting death of another Iowa Falls man is underway in Hardin County. Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Keith has been charged with first-degree murder in the June 2005 death of 22-year-old Paul Cory. Keith allegedly shot Cory multiple times in front of a resident with a least five witnesses looking on.
Keith then fled the scene and led law enforcement on a chase that ended on a gravel road southeast of Iowa Falls and a three-hour standoff ensued. Keith eventually surrendered to authorities. The trial was delayed from earlier this summer at the request of defense attorneys. Keith has entered a written plea of not guilty.