Whiteside plans to submit motion for new trial

A Galva man found guilty by a jury on Dec. 8 of Class X felony attempted murder and Class 3 felonies of aggravated battery/great bodily harm and aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Feb. 16, but instead plans to file a motion to dismiss his case.

Quenton D. Whiteside, 26, appeared before Judge Terry Patton and also plans to submit a motion for a new trial.

State’s Attorney Matt Schutte did not object and the extension for post-trial motions was granted. The case is set for a status hearing at 9:30 a.m. on March 26.

Whiteside’s brother, Jamar T. Whiteside, 22, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 24 months probation, court costs, drug treatment and credit for 236 days served. All other charges were dismissed by the state, including Class X felony attempted murder, Class 3 felonies of aggravated battery/great bodily harm, and aggravated battery/use deadly weapon.

The two brothers and Caine D. Ingram, 19, of Kewanee were charged with allegedly stabbing Michael W. Palmer, 20, of Burlington, Iowa, and striking him with an axe handle on April 17 at a Galva home. Palmer suffered significant injuries including multiple skull fractures and multiple stab wounds puncturing his lung and lacerating his liver.