The Minnesota teenager accused of shooting two northern Iowa convenience store clerks to death is pleading not guilty.
The public defender who’s representing 17-year-old Micheal Richard Swanson has entered a written plea in Humboldt County of not guilty.
Swanson faces charges of first degree murder and first degree robbery in connection with the incidents in Algona and Humboldt where two convenience store clerks, Vicky Bowman Hall and Shiela Myers, were robbed, shot and killed back on November 15.
The teenager from Saint Louis Park, Minnesota earlier had entered a written plea of not guilty in Kossuth County. Swanson remains isolated in the Kossuth County Jail in Algona on a bond of $1 million. Charles Kenville of Fort Dodge is Swanson’s court-appointed attorney. Swanson will be tried as an adult.
(Reporting by Chuck Shockley, KLGA, Algona)