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Crime & Courts

Trial reset in Ottawa death case

Mason T. Shannon
Mason T. Shannon

Trial was reset Monday for an Iowa man charged with killing an Ottawa man last summer.

Mason T. Shannon, 43, is charged with causing the death of Michael Castelli, July 20, by putting him in a chokehold during an altercation at a property northeast of Ottawa. Shannon, who is free on $50,000 cash bond, lives in Mason City, Iowa.

Trial had been slated for June 21, but that date was canceled. On Monday, trial was reset to Tuesday, Sept. 4. Shannon has opted to have Chief Judge H. Chris Ryan Jr., rather than a jury, decide guilt or innocence.

Joseph J. Brewer, 22, rural Ottawa, is also charged in connection with Castelli's death. Brewer, who is free on $25,000 cash bond, has his next hearing Thursday, Sept. 20.

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