Hunziker Guilty of First Degree Murder
On December 17, 2019, a Buchanan County jury found Hillary Lee Hunziker, 34, of Independence, Iowa, guilty of Murder in the First Degree.
Hunziker was convicted of stabbing and killing ex-husband Jason Allen Hunziker in the 1900 block of Henley Avenue in rural Independence on November 6, 2017.
Hunziker will be sentenced on January 6, 2020. Murder in the First Degree is a Class A Felony and carries a mandatory prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
See official Buchanan County Attorney's Office Press Release.