Trial set for Maxwell shooting suspect
Trial has been set for Nov. 3 for an Ames woman charged with attempted murder in the shooting of her uncle at his home near Maxwell earlier this month.
Candace Mosley, 33, pleaded not guilty on Monday in Story County District Court in Nevada.
She was arrested early in the morning Aug. 4 after authorities found her asleep in a car in the parking lot of the Gateway Hotel in Ames. She had been sought in connection with the shooting the evening before of her uncle, Dwight Carpenter, 66, in which authorities say she fired two shots from a double-barrelled shotgun at Carpenter, striking him once in the foot as he ran through the living room of his home. The other shot struck a wall near the front door, court documents show.
Court documents indicate that Carpenter identified Mosley as the shooter before being taken to a Des Moines hospital, where he underwent surgery.
Authorities have not commented on what may have led up to the shooting or a motive in the case.
If convicted of attempted murder, Mosley would face up to 25 years in prison.
She remains held in the Story County Jail under a $125,000 bond.