- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - A man who’s already served 13 years for attacking a Muscatine woman faces up to more 20 years after her death.

Fifty-one-year-old Hiram Serrano Sr. is scheduled to be sentenced April 21. He pleaded guilty last week after prosecutors lowered the murder charge to voluntary manslaughter. Serrano attacked Theresa Jackson in November 1990, leaving her a quadriplegic.

Serrano then served 13 years of a 35-year sentence for attempted murder and willful injury. He was paroled in 2004. Jackson died on Oct. 5, 2012, and a medical examiner determined that because she died of complications from her original injuries, her death was a homicide.

Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren says the murder offense was not completed until Jackson died, so the murder charge didn’t amount to double jeopardy.

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