MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Iowa man charged with murder in shooting death of mother

Jason Carter, 45, of Knoxville, Iowa (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

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.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending