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MASON CITY – A court date was set this week for Tom Barlas, Jr. in a 1st degree murder case.
Tom Barlas Jr. is accused of killing his father, Tom Barlas Sr., on July 18th at their Mason City home.
Judge Rustin Davenport on Monday set a court date of September 24th, 2013 at 8:30 AM. A pre-trial conference will be held on September 10th at 8:30 AM.
Tom Barlas Jr. pleaded not guilty to the crime.
A conviction for lst Degree murder carries a penalty of life in prison.