Meskwaki Man Found Guilty in Parents’ Murders

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Meskwaki man is headed to prison for murdering his parents.

A federal jury in Cedar Rapids convicted 26-year-old Gordon Lasley Jr. Wednesday.

Lasley used a machete to kill his parents at their home in Tama County in February. Lasley’s attorney tried using an insanity defense but was unable to convince the jury.

A sentencing date hasn’t been set but Lasley faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.