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Iowa Murder Trial Begins Monday

Posted at: 01/13/2013 2:18 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - The murder trial for the man accused of killing a 23-year-old northern Iowa man is set to begin on Monday.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/13rFfz2 ) James Farnsworth II of Waterloo is schedule to be tried in the April 14 slaying of Ian Decker.

Jury selection will begin Monday at 9 a.m. in Cerro Gordo County.

Police say Decker was found lying on the ground with a serious stab wound. He died later at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.

The 22-year-old Farnsworth is free on a $200,000 cash bond.