Mason City man pleads not guilty to murder after body found in September house fire

(ABC 6 News) – A Mason City man charged in the murder of a woman who was found following a house fire in September has pleaded not guilty.

28-year-old Dominick Degner is charged with 1st-degree murder as well as 2nd-degree arson.

According to police, on September 7th, 2021, fire crews were called to the 100 block of North Tennessee Ave for a house fire just after 5 a.m.

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After the fire was put out, a woman’s body was found in the home. The woman was identified as 24-year-old Tonette Wolfe. Police said Wolfe and Degner had been living at the home.

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Degner was arrested by Mason City police in December.