IA - Michelle Martinko, 18, stabbed to death, Cedar Rapids, 19 Dec 1979 *Arrest*

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  1. Slawsb

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    Finally they get a taste of the terror they caused their victims!!!
     
  2. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    *Preliminary Hearing (@ CT) – IA – Michelle Marie Martinko (18) (Dec. 19, 1979, Cedar Rapids) - *Jerry Lynn Burns (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (12/19/18) with 1st degree murder. $5M Cash bond.
    DNA Parabon Nanolabs DNA Phenotyping SnapShot.
    12/20/18 Update: Next hearing scheduled for 12/28/18.
     
  3. PastTense

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    Prominent Iowa City lawyer to defend Jerry Burns in Martinko case
     
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    Everyone pleads not guilty in the early stages of a case. You would be a fool not to.
     
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    Assuming Burns at 25 was the perp, wonder what are the odds that this was his only criminal assault. One and done, so to speak. I'd think the odds would be low. I'd imagine he is now being looked at in other Iowa cold cases.....

    Also wondering what the motive was. Off the deep end having been rebuffed, would be my first guess.
     
  7. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Anyone see any recent articles? Did he plead not guilty? TIA! :)

    This is all that has been updated in the court site.

    Event Filed By Filed Create Date Last Updated Action Date
    Other Order GRADY PATRICK 12/27/2018 12/27/2018 12/27/2018
    Comments: JUDGE HOOVER IS ASSIGNED TO THIS CASE

    Other Event SPIES LEON FRED 12/27/2018 12/27/2018 12/27/2018
    Comments: ASSERTION OF FIFTH, SIXTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

    Other Event SPIES LEON FRED 12/27/2018 12/27/2018 12/27/2018
    Comments: WAIVER OF PRELIMINARY HEARING

    Appearance SPIES LEON FRED 12/25/2018 12/26/2018 12/26/2018

    link: https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/TIndexFrm
     
  8. thecatmeows

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    Yes, he pleaded not guilty - the link I posted is on the previous page.

    I've been following local news sites for recent updates - I've seen some articles on www.kwwl.com (Waterloo) and www.kcrg.com (Cedar Rapids). I live in Central Iowa now, but that's my original neck of the woods.
     
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  10. Niner

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    Event Filed By Filed Create Date Last Updated Action Date
    WRITTEN ARRAIGNMENT AND PLEA OF NOT GUILTY SPIES LEON FRED 01/25/2019 01/25/2019 01/25/2019
    Motion SPIES LEON FRED 01/25/2019 01/25/2019 01/25/2019
    Comments: MOTION TO PRESERVE EVIDENCE

    Other Event SPIES LEON FRED 01/25/2019 01/25/2019 01/25/2019
    Comments: REQUEST FOR TESTIMONY

    Motion to Produce SPIES LEON FRED 01/25/2019 01/25/2019 01/25/2019
    Comments: FIRST MOTION TO PRODUCE AND INSPECT

    MINUTES OF TESTIMONY HOOVER GRINDE FAE 01/24/2019 01/24/2019 01/24/2019

    Order for Arraignment HOOVER GRINDE FAE 01/24/2019 01/24/2019 01/24/2019
    Comments: 01/30/19 @ 8:30; APPROVING TRIAL INFO

    Trial Information HOOVER GRINDE FAE 01/24/2019 01/24/2019 01/24/2019

    link: https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/TIndexFrm
     
  11. RJ Riley

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    Hello feel free to join my facebook page Michelle Martinko 1961-1979-- I had administered Michelle Martinko Cold CAse 1979 page for 5 years, closed for a month after arrest and reopened--lots of facts from the case and updates as they roll in-- I have talked to hundreds in this case, and it is a wild one!
     
  12. Niner

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    Wednesday, January 30th:
    *Preliminary Hearing (@ CT) – IA – Michelle Marie Martinko (18) (Dec. 19, 1979, Cedar Rapids) - *Jerry Lynn Burns (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (12/19/18) with 1st degree murder. $5M Cash bond.
    DNA Parabon Nanolabs DNA Phenotyping SnapShot.
    12/20/18 Update: Next hearing scheduled for 12/28/18. 12/28/18: Judge Hoover assigned to case. Waived preliminary hearing. Asserts 5th, 6th, & 14th Amendments.
    1/26/19 Update: Hearing on 1/30/19. Hearing was held 1/25 – written arraignment & he plead not guilty. Court site still has hearing on 1/30/19.
     
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    Manchester man charged in fatal stabbing of Michelle Martinko pleads not guilty, requests DNA evidence

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Manchester man, charged in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in 1979, pleaded not guilty last week in Linn County District Court.

    Jerry Lynn Burns, 64, who is charged with first-degree murder, also filed a motion asking the state to turn over all the evidence it intends to use at trial, including specific records, techniques and protocols in the analysis and collection of DNA, one of the key factors that led authorities to arrest Burns after 39 years.
    [.....]
    Last Friday (1/25/19), in a written plea of not guilty, Burns also waived his right to a speedy trial. He remains in jail on a $5 million cash-only bail. A trial date hasn’t yet been set.
    [.....]
    Leon Spies, Burns’ lawyer, in the motion said he needs the evidence to prepare a defense and determine what expert testimony will be needed for trial. He wants numerous items, including all witness statements; any statements Burns made to police; recordings of phone calls from the jail and Burns visits with others at the jail; surveillance videos of Burns at his home or business; other telephone records, social media records and internet search histories or internet activity; financial and medical records; and items used in DNA extraction and analysis.


    and just looked at the court site, but no further court dates on there.
     
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    Trial set for Iowa man accused in 1979 killing of Michelle Martinko


    Published 10:51 PM EST Feb 1, 2019
    An Iowa man accused of killing a teenager 30 years ago will go on trial in October.

    The trial for Jerry Lynn Burns, who's been charged with first-degree murder in the 1979 killing of Michelle Martinko, will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at Linn County Courthouse, according to online court records.



    And from the court site for next hearing:

    Event Filed By Filed Create Date Last Updated Action Date

    Other Order GRADY PATRICK 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019
    Comments: SUBMISSION OF TRIAL AND HEARING EXHIBITS

    Order Setting Trial HOOVER GRINDE FAE 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019
    Comments: CMC 04/15/2019 09:30; JT 10/14/2019 09:00

    link: https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/TIndexFrm
     
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    JERRY LYNN BURNS ARRAIGNMENT

    Dec 20, 2018


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    Search warrant shows how relative's DNA led police to Manchester man in Michelle Martinko's death
    Suspect's computer history turns up searches of strangulation, cannibalism

    March 12, 2019

    "...DNA from two distant cousins led to three brothers, and DNA from one of the brothers — Jerry Lynn Burns, 64 — matched the blood stain from Martinko’s dress, according to a search warrant affidavit.

    The probability of finding Burns’ DNA profile among unrelated individuals would be less than one out of 100 billion, according to the document....

    Parabon-NanoLabs in Reston, Va., told investigators about GEDMatch, a public DNA database used to help research family trees. The DNA of the suspect was uploaded to the site and showed shared DNA with a known cousin on the site.

    Parabon officials told Cedar Rapids police investigator Matthew Denlinger the match was a cousin once removed from the suspect, and the lab had been able to create a family tree with four sets of the cousin’s great-great grandparents at the top, according to the warrant....

    Denlinger, in the warrant, said he collected DNA from two branches of the family tree, which were eliminated, but on the third branch a first cousin was identified as sharing DNA with the suspect. Parabon officials told Denlinger that the suspect likely was one of three brothers, which included Burns and his two brothers, the warrant shows.

    Denlinger then checked driver’s license records, which revealed all three brothers grew up in Manchester, Iowa. Jerry Burns and one brother lived in Manchester and their other brother had moved to Davenport, according to the warrant....

    The warrant also reveals more of the interview that Denlinger and another investigator conducted for more than an hour with Burns at his business, Advanced Power Equipment and Coating Concepts, in Manchester on Dec. 19....

    Investigators then issued a search warrant for Burns’s home and office desktop and laptop computers. Investigator Jeff Holst with Cedar Rapids police found Burns’s office computer included search activity involving “blonde females, assault, rape, strangulation, murder, abuse and rape of a deceased individual, and cannibalism.”

    Holst pointed out in the search warrant affadvit he believes a person’s browsing history can reveal sexual preferences, desires or fetishes, as well as establish a general timeline of what days and times the person uses the computer and for what purpose...

    Burns, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, remains in jail on a $5 million cash only bail. His trial is set for Oct. 14 in Linn County District Court."

    Search warrant shows how relative's DNA led police to Manchester man in Michelle Martinko's death
     
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    Monday, April 15th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ 9:30am CT) – IA – Michelle Marie Martinko (18) (Dec. 19, 1979, Cedar Rapids) - *Jerry Lynn Burns (64/25 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (12/19/18) & arraigned (1/25/19) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $5M Cash bond.
    DNA Parabon Nanolabs DNA Phenotyping SnapShot.
    12/20/18 Update: Next hearing scheduled for 12/28/18. 12/28/18: Judge Hoover assigned to case. Waived preliminary hearing. Asserts 5th, 6th, & 14th Amendments.
    1/26/19 Update: Hearing on 1/30/19. Hearing was held 1/25 – written arraignment & he plead not guilty.

    1/30/19 Update: Trial date has been set for 10/14/19. Next hearing is on 4/15.
     
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    Event Filed By Filed Create Date Last Updated Action Date
    Order setting hearing HOOVER GRINDE FAE 04/10/2019 04/11/2019 04/11/2019
    Comments: RESET CMC 05/20/19 @ 9:00
    Motion for Continuance SPIES LEON FRED 04/10/2019 04/10/2019 04/10/2019
    Comments: UNRESISTED MOTION TO CONTINUE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    Other Event MAYBANKS NICHOLAS GEORGE 03/12/2019 03/13/2019 03/13/2019
    Comments: RESPONSE TO MOTION TO PRODUCE & INSPECT

    Other Order HOOVER GRINDE FAE 03/05/2019 03/05/2019 03/05/2019
    Comments: TO COMPEL DNA LABS INTERNATIONAL TO RELEASE CASE FILE
    Other Order HOOVER GRINDE FAE 03/05/2019 03/05/2019 03/05/2019
    Comments: DEFTS MOTION IS GRANTED

    Motion MAYBANKS NICHOLAS GEORGE 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019
    Comments: MOTION TO COMPEL DNA LABS

    VICTIM PECUNIARY DAMAGES STATEMENT MAYBANKS NICHOLAS GEORGE 02/28/2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019
    Comments: $0.00

    VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT MAYBANKS NICHOLAS GEORGE 02/28/2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019
    Motion SPIES LEON FRED 02/25/2019 02/25/2019 02/25/2019
    Comments: UNRESISTED MOTION TO EXTEND PRETRIAL MOTION AND NOTICE
    DEADLINE

    ORDER APPROVING WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL HOOVER GRINDE FAE 02/06/2019 02/07/2019 02/07/2019
    Comments: PD ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW

    MOTION TO WITHDRAW COUNSEL GRINDE DAVID ERIC 02/04/2019 02/04/2019 02/04/2019

    Other Order GRADY PATRICK 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019
    Comments: SUBMISSION OF TRIAL AND HEARING EXHIBITS
    Order Setting Trial HOOVER GRINDE FAE 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019
    Comments: CMC 04/15/2019 09:30; JT 10/14/2019 09:00

    link: https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/TIndexFrm
     
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