Trial set for Iowa man accused of shooting son as son watched TV

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin July 16 for a northeast Iowa man accused of shooting to death his 36-year-old son.

Bremer County District Court records say 59-year-old Daniel Niebuhr, of Fairbank, pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of first-degree murder. The judge also ruled that Niebuhr was mentally competent to stand trial.

The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office says Niebuhr told deputies who were called to the Fairbank home March 22 that he shot his son as his son sat on a couch watching television. Deputies found the body of Brock Niebuhr inside the home.

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