MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- The man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident is found guilty of murder.
A Cerro Gordo County jury found 22-year-old James Farnsworth II of Waterloo guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Ian Decker.
On April 14, police said Decker was found lying on the ground on East State Street in Mason City with a serious stab wound.
He later died at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.
Farnsworth's defense argued he acted in self-defense.
Farnsworth's charges carry a mandatory 50 years in prison.
A sentencing date has not been set.
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