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Thompson released from jail

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man formerly charged with first-degree murder has been released from the Johnson County Jail.

Charles William Curtis Thompson, 19, was originally charged with the first-degree murder of Broadway apartment landlord John Versypt in October 2009.

Thompson pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact earlier this month after a judge denied his attorney's motion to dismiss the case.

He also signed documents stating he knew Justin Marshall — another suspect in the case — committed the slaying of Broadway landlord John Versypt on Oct. 8, 2009.

Thompson's initial trial, which took place in September, was declared a mistrial after the prosecution showed the jury portions of a video interview that were supposed to have been redacted.

Marshall and Courtney White face first-degree murder charges in connection with Versypt's slaying. They will have separate trials in 2012.

Thompson's sentencing is set for June 11, 2012, at 11 a.m.

— by Eric Moore


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