Murder Conviction Upheld

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a Waterloo man, according to KWWL. 30 year old Armando Adame III was convicted of shooting 28 year old Michael Johns on a rural road in Floyd County back on October 25th of 2017 after the two had driven around the state trying to find meth to sell. Adame was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on weapons charges in October of 2018 but was not charged with Johns’ murder until January of 2019. He argued some of the witness testimony should not have been admissible. He specifically pointed to the testimony of a former girlfriend who said she walked in on Adame and Johns arguing over money before Adame pointed the same sawed off shotgun used in the murder at her. The appeals court determined the testimony was proper and relevant.