Thomas Bibler in the courtroom.

A Le Mars man charged with stabbing his sister to death in June of 2016 was found guilty today of second-degree murder.

Judge Jeff Neary of the Plymouth County District Court handed down the verdict to 36-year old Thomas Bibler. Neary ruled against a first-degree murder charge, and found Bibler “not guilty” of willful injury and going armed with intent.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 22nd at the Plymouth County District Court. Second-degree murder charges carries a maximum penalty of 50 years.

(Photo and story by Dennis Morrice, KLEM, LeMars)