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Sioux City man to use affirmative defense in murder case

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A Sioux City man accused of killing a Hinton, Iowa, woman inside a hotel room in January will use an affirmative defense when the case goes to trial.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jordan Henry is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the death of 40-year-old Elizabeth Bockholt.

A criminal complaint claims on Jan. 24, 2019, Henry strangled Bockholt to death in a hotel room at the Wingate Hotel on Southern Hills Drive, before setting the room on fire to cover up the incident.

Henry's attorney's plan to use an affirmative defense in the case of intoxication, insanity, and methamphetamine-induced psychosis.

The state plans to move to strike the defense, claiming that it doesn't fall under Iowa Law.

The next status hearing in the case has not been set at this time.

Brett Funke

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