Judge Brown has found Keokuk man Adam McCain guilty of First Degree Murder in the slaying of mother of 4 CaLove Sackman.
Lee County Attorney Ross Braiden and the prosecution came to rest on October 17th in the trial of McCain. Earlier that week McCain waived his right to a jury trial after pleading guilty to the murder March 4th, 2019.
The judge stated that there was an “overwhelming amount of evidence and that the state has proven beyond a reasonable measure”.
An automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole is the fate of those convicted of first degree murder in the state of Iowa.
CaLove was fatally stabbed by McCain on the evening of February 5th, 2019 in the 300 block of Main Street. After police arrived, Sackman identified her assailant as being Adam McCain, who she previously was in a long term relationship with.
Court documents stated that McCain stabbed Sackman once inside his vehicle. While Sackman was able to exit said vehicle and try to get away from him, McCain got back into his vehicle, drove to her, got out and stabbed her multiple more times. Sackman later died from her injuries.
There is a memorial campaign in place to give to the children and family of CaLove that can be found here.