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Iowa man sentenced for Mason City murder

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MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- An Iowa man convicted of killing a Mason City resident was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday morning.

James Farnsworth, 23, of Waterloo, received the mandatory 50-years in prison Friday morning in Cerro Gordo County court.

He was convicted of 2nd degree murder in the April 2012 stabbing death of Ian Decker of Mason City. He'll have to serve at least 35 years before he's eligible for parole.

Farnsworth claims the stabbing was in self-defense.

 

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