District Court Judge Cynthia Danielson has scheduled Adam Pitman’s murder trial for Tuesday, July 10 at the south Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.
The trial, which is expected to last about two weeks, was originally scheduled for later this month.
Pitman is accused of killing his mother, Rosa Pitman, 46, of Keokuk on August 30, 2011. Officers found her body in her home after Adam Pitman allegedly confessed to the crime during a traffic stop in Fort Madison.
A commonly-used incentive program for downtown development is advancing in Fort Madison.
The city council has approved the second reading of an ordinance that would create a new tax increment financing district.
A portion of the property taxes collected on buildings within a TIF district goes to infrastructure projects. A baseline property value will be developed to determine the amount available for new sidewalks or streets.