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This photo combo provided by Scott County (Iowa) Jail shows from left, Tre Henderson and Jacqueline Rambert. Rambert was sentenced to 50 years in prison on charges stemming from the beating death of her 5-year-old son Friday, March 20, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. She'd pleaded guilty to child endangerment resulting in death and child endangerment-multiple acts. Prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge in return for her pleas. Rambert also had agreed to testify against her co-defendant and former boyfriend, Tre Henderson. He was convicted Feb. 13, 2020, of first-degree murder and other crimes. (Scott County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

Chicago woman gets prison for beating death of son in Iowa

Mar. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A woman from Chicago has been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison on charges stemming from the beating death of her 5-year-old son in Iowa. Jacqueline Rambert, 26, was sentenced Friday in Davenport, court records said. She pleaded guilty to child endangerment resulting in death and...

FILE - In a Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Jerry Burns enters the courtroom during the continuation of a suppression hearing for evidence in the case of Burns of Manchester at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. Burns is accused of murdering Michelle Martinko in 1979. Judge Fae Hoover Grinde has barred from trial evidence that Burns searched the internet in the past few years for stories about assault, rape and murder.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Iowa man guilty in 1979 killing of high school student

Feb. 24, 2020 6:38 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — More than 40 years after an 18-year-old high school student's body was found outside an Iowa shopping mall, jurors Monday convicted a man of murder in her death. It took jurors about three hours to convict Jerry Burns, 66, of first-degree murder in the Dec. 19, 1979, stabbing death...

This photo combo provided by Scott County (Iowa) Jail shows from left, Tre Henderson and Jacqueline Rambert. Henderson has been convicted in eastern Iowa of beating to death the 5-year-old son of his girlfriend. A jury in Davenport found him guilty Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. He will be sentenced April 1 to life in prison without possibility of parole. Henderson and the boy's mother, Jacqueline Rambert, were charged with child abuse for failing to seek prompt medical attention for the boy. She's awaiting sentencing. (Scott County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

Man convicted of beating to death girlfriend's son in Iowa

Feb. 14, 2020 10:41 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A man was convicted of the Iowa beating death of the 5-year-old son of his girlfriend — a woman who testified against him and who also is awaiting sentencing. A jury in Davenport found Tre Henderson guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and other crimes. The 28-year-old will...

FILE - In a Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Jerry Burns enters the courtroom during the continuation of a suppression hearing for evidence in the case of Burns of Manchester at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. Burns is accused of murdering Michelle Martinko in 1979. Judge Fae Hoover Grinde has barred from trial evidence that Burns searched the internet in the past few years for stories about assault, rape and murder.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Blood evidence at forefront of Iowa cold case murder trial

Feb. 13, 2020 7:41 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors on the opening day of a cold case murder trial that they were going on a journey back in time to learn about an Iowa high school girl who was slain more than 40 years ago. Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of Jerry Burns, 66, of Manchester, Iowa. He's...

FILE - In a Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Jerry Burns enters the courtroom during the continuation of a suppression hearing for evidence in the case of Burns of Manchester at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. Burns is accused of murdering Michelle Martinko in 1979. Judge Fae Hoover Grinde has barred from trial evidence that Burns searched the internet in the past few years for stories about assault, rape and murder.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Opening statements expected for trial in 1979 slaying

Feb. 12, 2020 9:16 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Opening statements are expected Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with killing a high school girl in Iowa more than 40 years ago. Jury selection was completed Tuesday for the trial of Jerry Burns, 66, of Manchester. He's accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Michelle Martinko...