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Matz gets life sentences for murdering grandparents


This news story was published on July 28, 2018.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man will never leave prison after he murdered his grandparents last year.

At approximately 7:43 AM on November 7, 2017, the Mason City Police Department conducted a welfare check at 327 27th Street SW.  Upon making entry into the residence, officers found two deceased persons, Kenneth and Kathleen Hackbart, who lived at the house. Police sought and arrested their grandson, 25-year-old Codie Michael Matz.  He was later charged with two counts of first-degree murder and pled not guilty.

After court proceedings, a plea change hearing was scheduled for June of this year and he entered guilty pleas to those charges.  

Judge Dedra Schroeder imposed the maximum sentence of 2 life sentences with no possibility of parole after scathing victim impact statements were read in court. The judge also ordered Matz to pay $319,373.24 in court fees and restitution to the family.

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4 Responses to Matz gets life sentences for murdering grandparents

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    Anonymous Too Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I have never understood the court fees and fines.
    How does someone who is sentenced to life in prison come up with over $300,000 in fines and restitution?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2018 at 2:19 am

    must be a very hard up for news day

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 29, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Poor sentence structure from NITS top illiterate critic.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    He should get the death penalty, and good luck collecting that amount.