November Trial Set for Waterloo Man Accused of Killing Ex-Girlfriend
A November trial has been scheduled for a Waterloo man accused of killing his former girlfriend. On Tuesday, 36 year-old Shaun Hogan filed a written plea of not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. He's accused of killing 29-year-old Crystal Marie Gaffney, who was the mother of Hogan's infant daughter. Gaffney's body was found in July in the middle of a road near Walker in Linn County. An autopsy determined that she died of head trauma. Court records show Hogan and Gaffney were involved in a child custody matter. His murder trial is set to begin on Nov. 17.