MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A Waterloo man has been found guilty of murder in the death of a 23-year-old Mason City man.
The Mason City Globe Gazette (http://bit.ly/10iOCRG ) reports a Cerro Gordo County jury found James Farnsworth II guilty Thursday of second-degree murder in the slaying of Ian Decker. The 22-year-old man began to cry as the verdict was read.
Prosecutors say Decker received a serious stab wound after a fight with Farnsworth in April. Decker was found lying on the ground and died later at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.
Farnsworth's defense argued he acted in self-defense.
The newspaper reports the conviction carries a mandatory sentence of 50 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.
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