Green trial info filed

SAC CITY – Trial information in a nearly five-year-old murder case was filed Monday, with the defendant’s arraignment scheduled in two weeks.

John D. Green, 54, of Blairsburg, Ga., has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Mark Koster, 58, of Sac City.

His arraignment has been scheduled for April 21.

It’s alleged that Green killed Koster in June 2009 and buried his body in the basement of Koster’s Sac City home, 610 N. Fifth St.

Koster’s remains were found in November 2012 after the house’s new owner was doing some remodeling.

Investigators from various law enforcement agencies were eventually led to Green, who was arrested March 24 in Orange Park, Fla.

Sac County Attorney Ben Smith said Green admitted to law enforcement that he killed Koster.

He waived extradition from Florida and was returned to Iowa five days after his arrest.

Green is being held without bond in the Sac County Jail.