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Spirit Lake man pleads guilty on murder charge


SPIRIT  LAKE, Iowa — A Spirit Lake man entered a guilty plea Monday in Dickinson County District Court in the death of a Jackson woman that took place in early December 2013 at a residence near Spirit Lake.

Tailer Handsaker pleaded guilty to the charge of second-degree murder and two counts of willful injury in the death of Sara Grimmius.

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Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 12 year old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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