Lansing man pleads not guilty in First Degree Murder case; Trial scheduled for November 2

Andrew Karvel ...
Andrew Karvel ...

A Lansing man charged in the May 9, 2022 strangulation death of another Lansing man has pleaded not guilty to the charge of First Degree Murder, according to Allamakee County court documents. Andrew Karvel, age 66, entered a written plea of not guilty at his arraignment hearing in early September.

May 9 of this year, the Lansing/New Albin Police Department responded to a medical call of an elderly man unconscious and not breathing. When officers arrived on scene, it was determined that 83-year-old Daniel William Lundy was deceased, and a death investigation was initiated.

August 17 of this year, the Lansing/New Albin Police Department arrested Karvel and charged him with Murder in the First Degree in connection to the May 9 incident. An autopsy conducted by the State of Iowa Medical Examiner’s office rendered strangulation as the cause of Lundy’s death. Court documents also note that further investigation by authorities indicated that evidence pointed to Karvel having malice aforethought, and willfully, deliberately, and with premeditation taking Lundy’s life.

Karvel did not waive his right to a speedy trial, and a jury trial has been scheduled to begin Wednesday, November 2 at the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon. A pre-trial conference is slated for Monday, October 17.