Mason City, IA – A man who had murdered a woman in Mason City has received his sentencing.
61-year-old Larry Whaley was standing trial for murdering 19-year-old Samantha Teeter in December of 2016. He had shot her through an apartment door. Whaley had claimed that he had the gun to protect himself from his former roommate.
Whaley was convicted of second-degree murder, originally was first-degree murder, and will now serve 50 years in prison. He must serve 70% of that time in jail.
Teeter’s family says that they are happy with the sentencing.