UPDATE: Trial date set in Mason City double murder case

Codie Matz is accused of stabbing his grandparents in November in Mason City.

Posted: Mar. 22, 2018 10:17 AM
Updated: Mar. 22, 2018 2:58 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – Codie Matz is scheduled to stand trial on two counts of 1st degree murder in October.

An order setting the start of the trial for October 15 was entered Thursday. Court documents say the trial is expected to last six days.
RELATED:  Codie Matz double murder information.
Codie Matz is accused of stabbing to death 61-year-old Kenneth Hackbart and his wife, 64-year-old Kathleen Hackbart at their Mason City home at 327 27th St. SW in early November.

Matz is facing two counts of first-degree murder.

Matz was found competent to stand trial Feb. 13.  A court filing by his attorney says he may use a defense of insanity, intoxication, or diminished responsiblity at trial.

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