Barlas Murder Trial Will Start Wednesday

Updated: 08/05/2014 7:42 PM
Created: 08/05/2014 10:27 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A nonjury trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday for a 43-year-old Mason City man accused of killing his father.

The Mason City Globe Gazette says Thomas Barlas Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 73-year-old Thomas Barlas Sr. He was killed at his Mason City home on July 18 last year.

Thomas Barlas Jr.'s attorneys have filed court notices that they plan to present an insanity defense.

Thomas Barlas Jr.