- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - A 19-year-old convicted of shooting to death a man in Marshalltown has been given 50 years in prison.

The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports (https://bit.ly/1Fgudgv ) that Jose Enrique Morales, of Marshalltown, was sentenced Tuesday in Marshall County District Court. He’d been convicted last month of second-degree murder for killing 20-year-old Dedrikk Fisher, also of Marshalltown.

Police arrested Morales in January after a four-day search that involved SWAT teams surrounding homes and tossing tear gas inside. Investigators believe Morales and Fisher knew each other, and prosecutors had argued that Morales’ actions were premeditated.

The trial was moved to Fort Dodge on a change of venue.


Information from: Times-Republican, https://www.timesrepublican.com

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