Man accused of killing Christopher Bagley wants court to be adjourned

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The man accused of the murder of the father of Cedar Rapids, they want the court transferred

Drew Wagner, 34, referred to preliminary publicity in his request to remove a trace from Lynn County.

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Published 9:30 AM CT CT December 31, 2019

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa. One of the two men accused of killing a man in Cedar Rapids wants their trial to be rescheduled from Lynn County.

Drew Wagner, 34, referred to preliminary publicity in his request filed on Sunday. The court record does not indicate when the judge can decide to change the venue.

Drew Michael Wagner (Photo: Lynn County Prison / Registry Special)

Wagner and Drew Blanick, 32, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other crimes in the murder of 31-year-old Christopher Bagley. He went missing at his home in Walker in December 2018. Investigators found his body buried in the backyard of Cedar Rapids in March.

Investigators said that Blahnik admitted that he struck Bagley in revenge for robbing a major marijuana dealer.

The court records do not show that Blahnik also demanded that the trial be rescheduled. The trial should begin on July 6.

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