Trapp Leroy Trotter Jr.

Trapp Leroy Trotter Jr.: 

Mason City man found guilty of attempted murder

Attempted murder trial moved to Bremer County

WAVERLY -- A Mason City man who prosecutors say stabbed a Manly man in June was found guilty of attempted murder.

Trapp Leroy Trotter Jr., whose trial was moved from Worth County to Bremer County because of pre-trial publicity, was found guilty of attempted murder and criminal trespass in the stabbing of Andrew Nodtvedt of Manly.

A criminal mischief charge related to hate crime legislation was dismissed.

Prosecutors said Trotter stabbed Nodtvedt and shattered his windshield because of his race, according to Nodtvedt. Nodtvedt is white.

Nodtvedt had multiple stab and slash wounds to his torso. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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Staff Writer

Staff writer at The Courier 2005 (college intern), 2007-2012, 2015-present. Graduate of UNI 2006. Three-time Iowa APME award winner (investigative reporting 2008, lifestyle feature 2016, business feature 2018)

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