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.

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