A Galva man found guilty by a jury in December of Class X felony attempted murder and Class 3 felonies of aggravated battery/great bodily harm and aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon appeared before Judge Terry Patton Monday to request a continuance.

A Galva man found guilty by a jury in December of Class X felony attempted murder and Class 3 felonies of aggravated battery/great bodily harm and aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon appeared before Judge Terry Patton Monday to request a continuance.

Quenton D. Whiteside, 26, was scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 16 and planned to file motions to dismiss his case and ask for a new trial.

At the scheduled status hearing, chief public defender James Cosby requested a continuance until May 17 to allow time for a DNA analysis for the case.

State’s Attorney Matt Schutte did not object. 

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, 2017, at a Galva home. Palmer suffered significant injuries including multiple skull fractures and multiple stab wounds puncturing his lung and lacerating his liver. Ingram remains jailed on $2 million bond. A pretrial conference on his case is set for April 12.