It took a jury about two hours Thursday to find a north-central Iowa man guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the death of a man last August. A Hardin County Jury has found 18-year-old Damion Seats of Mason City guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
Seats was accused of shooting Isidoro Erreguin five times at Erreguin’s home on Mason City’s north side last August. Seats was one of three people charged in the murder. Andre Wells Junior is scheduled to have his trial start on December 1st.
Jamie McFarland, who testified for the prosecution in the Seats trial that he drove Seats and Wells away from the crime scene, is expected to enter into a plea agreement with prosecutors to have the first-degree murder charge dropped. When sentenced at a later date,
Seats faces the mandatory sentence of life in prison without the opportunity for parole.
Story by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City