Trial For Rock Rapids Man Accused Of Killing His Mother Has Been Delayed Once Again

Trial for a Rock Rapids man accused of killing his mother at her home in Sheldon is being delayed once again.

41-year-old Nathaniel Kassel was charged with murder in the death of 62-year-old Jody Duskin. Duskin’s body was found in her home on March 23rd, 2022. Kassel had also been charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and dominion or control of a firearm by a felon. Those charges have since been dismissed.

Kassel’s trial on the murder charge had been set for June 20th. That has now been pushed back to October 17th.

(credit to Community First Broadcasting station KUOO in Spirit Lake)