Charles City man convicted of killing acquaintance in Jasper County

Randy Linderman
Randy Linderman

DNA evidence taken from Berber's body and clothing matched that of Linderman.

Posted: Nov 14, 2018 11:53 AM
Updated: Nov 14, 2018 11:56 AM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A man has been convicted of killing an acquaintance in central Iowa's Jasper County.

Court records say 53-year-old Randy Linderman was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the March 2017 slaying of Jose Ramirez Berber. A family member found Berber's body inside a rural Newton home.

Autopsy results determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. DNA evidence taken from Berber's body and clothing matched that of Linderman, of Charles City. Investigators say Linderman acknowledged that he'd been to Berber's home several times.

Linderman's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 8. First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 71°
Albert Lea
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 72°
Austin
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 72°
Charles City
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Rochester
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
Summer heat is here to stay as we inch closer to the start of fall
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

KoMet volleyball sweeps Byron 3-0

Image

Latest Iowa AP football poll

Image

Dover-Eyota gets past St. Charles

Image

Talking about homelessness

Image

Getting to see the new electric bus

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 9/17

Image

Float therapy to reset your brain

Image

Rochester Area Foundation celebrates 75 years

Image

Byron rolls on offense, defeats PIZM 4-1

Image

Money for Music Man Square

Community Events