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Mason City Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing His Grandparents

Mason City Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing His Grandparents

July 23, 2018 11:29 AM

(ABC 6 News) - A Mason City man was given two life sentences on Monday for killing his grandparents in 2017.

The judge said Codie Matz will serve those two sentences concurrently without the possibility of parole.

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Authorities say he stabbed his grandparents, 61-year-old Kenneth Hackbart and 64-year-old Kathleen Hackbart to death, their bodies were found on November 7, 2017 and Matz was arrested later that day.

During his sentencing Matz addressed the court reiterating that he pleaded guilty because he wanted to take responsibility for his actions.

Two family members gave victim impact statements, one said, "I forgive you but I will never forget."

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