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The trial of a man accused of hiring hitmen to kill Chris Bagley has been postponed again

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The trial of a man accused of hiring hitmen to kill Chris Bagley in 2018 has been postponed again.

Andrew Shaw’s trial was scheduled to begin in January, but he waived his right to a speedy trial. It was scheduled to start on July 16, 2024, but has now been pushed back to November.

Shaw is accused of ordering the 2018 death of Chris Bagley. He is charged with first-degree murder.

Court documents show that Shaw paid Drew Wagner and Johnny Church, formerly known as Drew Blahnik, to murder Chris Bagley.

Bagley’s body was found more than two months later buried in Wagner’s yard in Cedar Rapids.

In 2021, Church was sentenced to 57 years in prison for stabbing Bagley to death.

Wagner was sentenced to 47 years in prison the same year.

Shaw’s new trial is scheduled for November 5, 2024.