A former Mason City man who’s accused of murdering his long-time girlfriend has been moved from a hospital bed to a jail cell and has had his next court appearance set. Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Adams is accused in the July 14th murder of another former Mason City resident, Amber Hartwig, at the couple’s home in Belton, Missouri.
Police accuse Adams of shooting Hartwig in the head and then trying to turn the gun on himself, but he only suffered a superficial chest wound. Adams had been hospitalized since the incident, but earlier this week was transported to the Cass County jail, where he remains on $1 million bond.
Adams appeared in Cass County Circuit Court yesterday on the charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, with Judge Thomas Campbell setting August 27th as the date for a preliminary hearing in the case.