Jason Clayworth
March 24, 2014

Authorities’ accounts of what happened the night an Iowa man died have shifted significantly — including how many law enforcement officers used a Taser on him and how many jolts were delivered — raising new questions about a Worth County homicide that’s been shrouded in secrecy for months.

Both the law enforcement agency whose deputies used their Tasers on Michael Zubrod and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have refused to make public any reports or other documents, despite the fact that the DCI has closed the case and officials have declared Worth County deputies did nothing wrong.

But over four months the DCI has provided three sets of “facts and circumstances” in the September incident that started with Zubrod beating his girlfriend, Rhonda Schukei, with a hammer and scissors when deputies arrived at a residence in Northwood in north-central Iowa.

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