Arraignment Set for Northwood Murder Suspect



An arraignment date is set for next month for a Northwood man charged in the death of a 30-year-old woman. The arraignment will be Sept. 3 in Worth County District Court for 39-year-old Tyrone Washington. He's charged with first-degree murder in the death of Justina Marie Smith. Smith was found Aug. 5 with severe injuries at a Northwood park, where she had called 911 seeking help. Before dying, she identified Washington as her alleged attacker. Police learned Washington was driving Smith's car, and a state trooper spotted the vehicle later that day on Interstate 80 between Iowa City and Davenport. Officers arrested Washington after a chase. If convicted of first-degree murder, Washington would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole.

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Locations : DavenportIowa City
People : Justina Marie SmithTyrone Washington