Created: 12/02/2013 3:25 PM KSTP.com
Defense attorneys representing Thomas George Barlas Jr. have filed a notice of defense of insanity for their client in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
Barlas Jr. is accused of 1st degree murder in the stabbing death of his father, Tom Barlas Sr. in an incident that happened July 18th in Mason City.
No trial date has been set after an original date of September 24th was postponed when Barlas waived his right to a speedy trial.
Barlas is represented by Attorney Aaron Hamrock of Des Moines who filed the intent notice last Wednesday in Mason City.
Hamrock was unavailable for comment Monday afternoon.