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Accused murderer to stand trial May 30

MASON CITY – The Mason City man accused of murdering a young woman back on December 2 is set to stand trial in May.

Larry Donnell Whaley, age 60 of Mason City, faces a charge of Murder in the First Degree, a Class A Felony. The charge stems from an incident that tok place December 2, 2016. At approximately 3:53 AM that morning, Mason City Police were called to 116 17th Street SE on a report of a shooting incident. When officers arrived on scene, they found a female with a gunshot wound. Whaley was arrested.

The shooting victim was first transported to the hospital by the Mason City Fire Department. She was then transported by Air Ambulance to Mayo. The victim was later identified as Samantha Jo Teeter, age 19, of Mason City. She died on December 4, 2016.

A charge of Attempted Murder was dismissed after Teeter passed away.

Whaley is currently being held at the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $500,000 bond. He is set for a May 30 trial.

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