Goyne-Yarns To Face Sentencing Thursday; Files Motion For New Trial

Spirit Lake, Iowa — A Spirit Lake man found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his former girlfriend should be sentenced this Thursday. But lawyers for Christian Goyne-Yarns have filed a motion for a new trial.

Goyne-Yarns, the man convicted of shooting Shelby Woizeschke outside GrapeTree Medical Staffing in Milford eleven months ago was identified by Woizeschke as her attacker when she called 911.

The case was moved to Buena Vista County after a change of venue was granted to the defense. Goyne-Yarns faces a sentence of life in prison without parole if he is sentenced as scheduled this Thursday. The motion for a new trial was filed on December 30th. The state, represented by the Iowa Attorney General’s office has filed a motion of resistance.

Our previous coverage of this case can be seen below.








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