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Iowa Man Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Mother

Iowa Man Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Mother<br /> Photo: MGNonline.

December 17, 2017 07:32 PM

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Two days after a jury found him civilly liable in his mother's death, a Knoxville man was charged with first-degree murder in her death.
    
The Marion County sheriff's office says 45-year-old Jason Carter was arrested Sunday afternoon. He was being held in the Marion County jail on $1 million bond.
    
On Friday, a jury ordered Carter to pay $10 million in the June 2015 shooting death of 68-year-old Shirley Carter at her home in Knoxville.
    
Carter and his father, 71-year-old Bill Carter, blamed each other for the woman's death.
    
Bill Carter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his son and a Marion County jury found in his favor on Friday.
    
The Des Moines Register reports Jason Carter will make his first court appearance Monday.
    
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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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