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Trial date set for fatal Casey’s shooting

Contributed Photo - Rocky Dean Trujillo who will stand trial for first degree murder, two counts of first degree burglary and carrying weapons

A trial has been set for Rocky Dean Trujillo, the man charged with shooting and killing a Marshalltown Casey’s employee in February.

Michael Ray West, 48, of Marshalltown, died from a gunshot wound at Casey’s convenience store, 111 N. Third Ave on Feb. 15. Trujillo, 20, was arrested and is facing the charges of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree burglary and carrying weapons. He ​will face a jury trial on Nov. 30 this year.

His original charges at the time of arrest were first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, going armed with intent, assault with intent to inflict serious injury and trafficking in stolen weapons.

Criminal complaints in the case state Trujillo attempted to gain access to the store’s cash register after murdering West, placed a gun against a customer’s head and demanded the person’s phone and hit another Casey’s employee with a gun in the parking lot.

If Trujillo is convicted he faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He will be represented by Marshall County Attorney Jordan Gaffney at the trial.

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Contact Trevor Babcock at 641-753-6611 or tbabcock@timesrepublican.com

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