February 25, 2020
It takes a certain kind of person to break into a 74-year-old’s home and strangle him to death in cold blood.
That kind of person is the North American pavement ape.
A March trial has been scheduled for a man suspected of killing a 74-year-old Davenport resident.
Nineteen-year-old Charlie Gary III has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Gary also faces robbery and burglary counts in the death of Robert Long, whose body was found by police on Jan. 7 inside his Davenport home.
Police have said Gary admitted to investigators that he broke into Long’s home and strangled the older man.