Cody Millard Plea Taking

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Cody Millard Plea Taking

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)–A Spencer man who originally faced a charge of 1st degree murder pleaded guilty to a pair of lesser charges on Monday in Dickinson County District Court.

22-year-old Cody Millard will be sentenced in early December on charges of gathering where meth is present and accessory after the fact for his role in a robbery incident in August of 2012 that eventually took the life of 59-year-old Edward Kitto. Kitto was found beaten and unresponsive in the backyard of a Spencer home August 27th and died on September 8th at a Sioux Falls Hospital.

Millard’s sentencing is scheduled for 3:00 December 2nd at the Dickinson County Courthouse.

Christopher FItzpatrick received a sentence that would keep him in jail for over 21 years in May in connection to this incident.