Iowa Supreme Court denies appeal for man convicted of killing Fort Dodge pastor
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 8:48 AM CDT
FORT DODGE, Iowa (KCCI) - The Iowa Supreme Court denied a man’s request to take up his case over the killing of a pastor in Fort Dodge.
A jury convicted Joshua Pendleton of murder and robbery in April 2021. A judge sentenced him to life in prison last year.
Pendleton said he was suffering from schizophrenia in October 2019 when Rev. Al Henderson was killed.
Henderson was found unresponsive outside Saint Paul Lutheran Church. He was a longtime chaplain of Webster County public safety agencies and first responders.
Pendleton was deemed competent to stand trial after an evaluation in January 2020.
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