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Trial set for man accused of fatally beating father

IOWA CITY — A March trial has been scheduled for an Iowa City man accused of fatally beating his father.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Flannery Kennedy-Meier has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. His trial is set to begin March 13. Kennedy-Meier was arrested Nov. 13 after police were called to a residence and found 63-year-old Mark Meier injured. Officers say Kennedy-Meier, of Iowa City, had hit his father in the head with a weapon, causing a skull fracture and brain bleed.

Meier died of his injuries on Dec. 4, and an autopsy blamed the November beating.

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