Sentencing Delayed for Waterloo Man


By Ellen Kurt

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The sentencing of a Waterloo man convicted of second-degree murder has been continued until March.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 22-year-old James Farnsworth II was to be sentenced Feb. 26 in Cerro Gordo County District Court. But a scheduling conflict for his lawyer has pushed the sentencing to March 5.

Farnsworth was found guilty last month of second-degree murder in the slaying of Ian Decker. Prosecutors say Decker received a serious stab wound after a fight with Farnsworth in April. Decker was found lying on the ground and died later at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.

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