An Iowa man already facing kidnapping and assault charges has now been charged with his mother’s murder.
The Sac County Sheriff’s Office released information about the additional charge Monday afternoon.
Twenty-one-year-old Kirk Levin was originally charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, and assault while participating in a felony after he allegedly abducted an acquaintance from her Storm Lake home last Thursday morning.
She was able to escape near where Levin lived in rural Early.
Investigators searching the property where Levin lived discovered the body of his mother, 45-year-old Marilyn Schmitt. Results of her autopsy show she died from sharp force injuries and her death has been ruled a homicide.
Levin had been released from prison less than two days before he allegedly killed his mother and abducted another woman. He had been serving time for burglary convictions.
The criminal complaint against Levin says he admitted to choking his mother in an upstairs bedroom of the home. It also says he admitted that he was the only person who could have killed her. The murder happened between 1:30 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. on January 3rd.
Levin is expected to be in Sac County court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on the kidnapping and assault charges.