Man Convicted of Killing Mom's Boyfriend

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — A 27-year-old Oskaloosa man has been convicted of killing his mother's boyfriend.

The Oskaloosa Herald says a jury found Bradley Arterburn guilty of first-degree murder after a day of deliberation on Wednesday. He was convicted of killing 58-year-old Robert "Hank" Horovitz at the home Arterburn shared with his mother.

Sentencing has not been scheduled.

Prosecutors said in opening arguments that Arterburn said Horovitz reminded him of an abusive stepfather.

Arterburn had asked to be found not guilty by reason of insanity. A battle ax and knife were used in the slaying.
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