Graesch trial set for Aug. 19

WEBSTER CITY – A man accused of killing his father is set to stand trial in August after pleading not guilty to the charge.

Corbin Graesch, 27, of Webster City, made a written plea of not guilty to first-degree murder on Monday.

In addition to his not guilty plea, Graesch, through his attorney, Charles Kenville, demanded a speedy trial. That trial has been scheduled for Aug. 19 in Hamilton County.

He is accused of killing his father, Steven Graesch, 61, at their home in Webster City last month.

It’s alleged that the younger Graesch hit his father multiple times with his fists and a blunt object during an altercation.

The alleged altercation happened late during the night on June 7 into early the following morning.

Steven Graesch’s body was found early Monday morning at 1932 Des Moines St. in Webster City.

An autopsy conducted by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny ruled Graesch’s death was a homicide due to blunt force trauma.

Corbin Graesch is being held in the Hamilton County Jail on $250,000 bond.