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Trial date set for Tom Barlas, Jr.

This news story was published on August 13, 2013.
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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.

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21 Responses to Trial date set for Tom Barlas, Jr.

  1. 60 miles south Reply Report comment

    August 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    To Peter L

    If there. Ever was a shred of doubt about your mentality, that should no longer be a question

  2. Matt Rezab Reply Report comment

    August 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Good God Peter, your first post said, “I said most of what I wanted to say on whiners den about this case, no need to reprint it here.” Yet 20 of the 36 (including this post) comments so far have been from you. How self important are you my friend? Start a blog of your own if you need a throne from which to pontificate. I don’t know you personally but you seem to be a guy who can’t just let something go. If I’ve been to the moon, you’ve been there twice.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      He did start his own blog and it failed. He vowed never to return to NIT. I believe that lasted less than six months. Peter has found out that it is no fun bitching if no one is listening and running a successful blog is harder than it looks.

      • LVS Reply Report comment

        August 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

        @Peter L.-Not to worry Peter. Anonymous is just a troll, hater, who likes to troll under the anonymous name. At least you tried something. These people just love to try to pull everyone down into the gutter with them. Don’t let them get to you.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        “The Beef” as you put it, is saying you will do something then doing something else. We call that being a hypocrite and hypocrites are not to be trusted.

  3. Hacker Reply Report comment

    August 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    This is garbage. the Barlas family deserves privacy, compassion and closure. long after this diatribe has disappeared the family will still be dealing with this tragedy. What good will come of all that disclosed other than to open up so much pain.

  4. Steel Panther Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I haven’t seen anywhere Pete had been disrespecting the Barlas’s in anyway here. It’s odd that someone would feel the need to type that stuff here.

  5. Sister Bernette Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

    To Peter L

    I have worked along side Father Murphy and have seen first hand the wondrous miracles he has achieved working with people like yourself. He only wants to help you. There is no shame in being mentally incapacitated, today men like Father will help you adjust, he will help you find a place in life where you will be comfortable with so you can blend in with the rest of society. People like yourself who suffer from illusionary manifestations are returned to life with the help of medication. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  6. Sad but true Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Cant we all get along?

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

      @Sad but true-Peter and peter just don’t like eachother. I think it goes back a long time.

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        August 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

        The fact we don’t get along is not on my part. I was very supportive of the Child when he first started writing. He took a patronizing, condescending tone to me, insulting and flat out inaccurate. He was one to tell people to “take their medications” as a way to tear down and discredit their thoughts. He’s dangerous to ideas of freedom, a narcissist, and quite frankly goofy in the head. He’s having one last hurrah in life. I’d say “great” to that, except that he doesn’t extend the same privileges, to others. He’s really a Fascist. He should stick to his personal life stories and leave politics (if that’s what you call his rants) alone…which are far more interesting. Unlike the Child, I give credit, where credit is due, and value people’s thoughts and contributions.

  7. Pauly Ho Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

    If you are as super sensitive as you claim, then how about sensing that some of us think you are a guy with nothing but time on his hands, who is on a continual, manic rant about something. Sure, you are entitled to your opinion the same as the rest of us, but give it a break every once in a while.

    • Pauly Ho Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Like I said, give it a break every once in a while with your manic rants. As far as flushing this entire online publication down the shitter…why??? There isn’t anything wrong with NIT, other than the fact that you are insanely jealous of it. Remember, you made an attempt (albeit feeble) to run NIT out of business with your own version of an online publication and you fell far short. So get over it already.

      I have no idea, nor do I care about how deep you think you might be able to drill, but you certainly don’t piss me off. I just feel sorry for you.

    • Pauly Ho Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks for that little bit of Karaoke about the pig (what ever the hell that was about), but I’m begining to think that the drill you mentioned before, needs to be sharpened. And it needs it badly. It looks like you are doing it again and you should try and stop. Good luck.

  8. Father Murphy Reply Report comment

    August 16, 2013 at 7:35 am

    You have contributed zero to society, you don’t work, you are a dredge on mankind with a distorted sense of values. You feel sorry for yourself and continually blame others for your own short comings. Your mind is infected with extreme envy towards anyone who is successful. It’s only a matter of time before you hurt someone, then perhaps you will be where you really belong.

  9. Chloe Reply Report comment

    August 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

    The Barlas Family doesn’t “OWE” the community a thing! And Peter L has no right in demanding an explanation….. OMG – get a life.

    • Just a thought Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2013 at 1:41 am

      I understand where you’re coming from, but no such explanation will likely be coming. If some sort of mental illness is implied as a part of any plea, then wouldn’t that record be protected by a HIPPA privacy laws? Regardless of the kind of crime, medical records are not open to the public. Nor should they be. As much as I’d like to hope that people are concerned about victims and general public safety, I’m afraid most just want the gossip.

    • Father Murphy Reply Report comment

      August 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

      It is so plain to see the prejudice you feel towards this hardworking family. The Barlas family did not come from wealth, whatever they have came from the sweat of their brow. Their family beginnings mirrored that of your own family with the exception that your father spent the majority of his adult life going to work in a suit and tie, then his main job was merely to sort mail. Whereas Tom Barlas worked his ass off wearing an apron often times 20 hours a day. He provided jobs, he gave freely of what he earned to others less fortunate.

      When you were expelled from the Hanford Inn the hatred in you festered; instead of facing the truth about the expulsion you blamed others which is how your sick mind works.

  10. Steel Panther Reply Report comment

    August 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I’ve got a lot to say, however…

    • Steel Panther Reply Report comment

      August 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      The prosecutor must also be careful to protect others against possible future attacks so they must be very diligent as well. It’s just hearsay on my part, but I’ve heard Jr. had been disturbed for several months prior and had words with others.

  11. same Reply Report comment

    August 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    This story sure moved right along on this site everybody wanted to write comments about the story so here’s your chance