WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa — One of two Wapello County men charged in a cold case murder says he’s not guilty.
27-year-old Zachary Dye and 28-year-old Christopher Yenger are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Police say the two men set fire to a home in 2006, which killed 20-year-old Nathan Messer and 22-year-old Seth Anderson.
The initial investigation was unable to determine a cause of the fire.
However, investigators say new information in the case led to the arrest of Dye and Yenger on Tuesday.
Dye has entered a written plea of not guilty and will be in court next week for a preliminary hearing.
Yenger hasn’t entered a plea yet.