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Man found not guilty of killing mother in south-central Iowa

March 21, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Pottawattamie County jury has found a man not guilty of the 2015 killing his 68-year-old mother in her rural south-central Iowa home.

Des Moines station KCCI reports that 46-year-old Jason Carter was found not guilty on Thursday. He had been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Shirley Carter, whose body was found in the kitchen of her Marion County home. The trial was moved out of Marion County due to pretrial publicity.

The charges were filed two days after a jury found Carter civilly liable for his mother’s death and ordered him to pay $10 million to his mother’s estate.

Bill Carter had sued his son for wrongful death. The elder man said his son was financially strapped and killed Shirley Carter to gain access to his parents’ $10 million in assets. Jason Carter has denied that.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com