Christian Goyne Yarns Sentenced to Life in Prison

Christian Goyne Yarns was sentenced today (Thur) to life in prison in the February 3rd, 2022 fatal shooting of Shelby Woizeschke in the parking lot of GrapeTree Medical Staffing in Milford.

Judge Carl Petersen handed down the sentence after denying a motion by defense attorneys for a new trial. Goyne Yarns was also ordered to pay 150-thousand dollars in crime victim restitution to the two sons he had with Woizeschke. The judge also issued a no contact order prohibiting Goyne Yarns from communicating with several of the victim’s family members for at least five years.

Goyne Yarns was convicted of 1st Degree Murder by a jury in Buena Vista county following a trial in early December. The trial was moved to Storm Lake on a change of venue.

Shelby’s mother, Shannon Daberkow, was among those who delivered victim impact statements as part of the sentencing. She referenced the affects of Shelby’s death on her two sons…(audio clip below :08 )

Daberkow also talked about the far reaching impacts of her daughter’s murder…(audio clip below :19 )

Shelby’s fiance, Trey Tesch, also gave a statement, saying the system failed Shelby…(audio clip below :33 )

Defense attorney Brendan Kelly announced they will be appealing the conviction to the Iowa Supreme Court.

(courtesy KUOO in Spirit Lake)

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