Graesch attorney waives speedy trial

A Webster City man accused of killing his father will have a new trial date scheduled after his attorney waived his right to a speedy trial.

Corbin Graesch, 27, of Webster City, was originally scheduled to begin his first-degree murder trial on Aug. 19 after he demanded a speedy trial.

However, on Monday, Graesch’s attorney, Charles Kenville, of Fort Dodge, waived his client’s right to a speedy trial.

A trial-scheduling conference has also been ordered, but no date for that has been set, according to online court records.

Graesch has pleaded not guilty to killing his father, Steven Graesch, in early June.

The younger Graesch allegedly hit his father multiple times with his fists and a blunt object during an altercation the pair was having during the night on June 7 into early the following morning, according to the criminal complaint filed in June.

Steven Graesch’s body was found early June 9 at 1932 Des Moines St., Webster City, the home he shared with his son.

His death was ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma by the state medical examiner’s office in Ankeny.

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