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Bond set for suspect in Early, Iowa murder-kidnapping case

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EARLY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A judge has set bond for 21-year old Kirk Levin at $1 million.  The Early, Iowa man is charged with killing his mother and kidnapping a woman last week.  He was back in Sac County Court Tuesday for a bond hearing.

Authorities say Levin stabbed his mother, 45-year old Marilyn Schmitt to death.  Her body was found in her home west of Early last week by deputies investigating a reported kidnapping.  

Jessica Vega told authorities that Levin came to her home in Storm Lake to ask her for a ride, then tied her up and put into a car.  She escaped after the car went into a ditch near Schmitt's home.  Deputies then found Schmitt's body in her home.  The Sac County sheriff says Levin choked his mother and stabbed her to death.  Levin also faces charges of kidnapping and assault.

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