An 18-year-old Mason City man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder and burglary of another man in August of 2008. Judge John Mackey handed down the sentence on Monday in Cerro Gordo County District Court after a Hardin County jury in August found Damion Seats guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in connection with the death of Isidoro Erreguin.
Mackey denied a motion by Seats for a new trial before his sentencing. Mackey also ordered that Seats pay restitution of $150,000 as well as $15,500 to the crime victim’s assistance program. Another man charged in the case, Andre Wells Junior, is currently scheduled to stand trial on the same charges in December, while the other co-defendant in the case, Jamie McFarland, has agreed to plead guilty to a first-degree burglary charge in exchange for his testimony against Wells and Seats.
Contributed by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City