MARSHALLTOWN MURDER: Gartin Convicted Of Manslaughter
A Marshalltown man facing a first degree murder charge was instead convicted of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter Wednesday.
Jeremy Gartin is accused of killing 59-year-old David Warnell at his father’s home in October.
The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports he testified that he accidentally shot Warnell then dismembered his body so police couldn’t identify it.
Despite that confession, the jury handed down the lesser sentence meaning Gartin avoids a life sentence without parole.
A sentencing date hasn’t been set. Gratin now faces up to 10 years in prison.