Jury selection to begin for man’s trial in 2nd Iowa slaying

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for a man already convicted of killing another person in Cedar Rapids.

Travis Standlee is charged with murder in the slaying of Sharon Mead. The trial was moved to Davenport because of pretrial publicity in Cedar Rapids.

travis-standleeCedar Rapids police say Mead’s body was found near the Coe College campus in September 2015. Prosecutors have said Standlee killed Mead the day after he was released from jail, where he’d been held since his original arrest on suspicion of killing another homeless person, Raymond Ursino. Authorities said at the time there wasn’t enough evidence to hold Standlee. Later he was charged with murder in the slayings of both Mead and Ursino.

In June Standlee was convicted of killing Ursino.

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