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HAWKINSON ARRAIGNMENT: Winterset Man Enters Not Guilty Plea

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Ronald Hawkinson was charged with two counts of first degree murder during this morning by a Polk County Judge.

The Winterset man was arraigned on charges that he shot and killed Robert Smoot and Serif Hidic at a Des Moines truck company on May 17th. He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

According to police the incident was the result of an argument with one of the men who were killed.

The trail will begin on August 2nd.

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