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Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for Worth County stabbing

He will not be eligible for parole until 70 percent of his sentence is served.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 10:29 AM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 4:47 PM

WORTH COUNTY, Iowa - A man convicted of attempted murder was sentenced Monday to 25 years behind bars.

Trapp Leroy Trotter Jr., 32, of Northwood, was convicted of stabbing a man on June 2, 2018, in Northwood. Authorities said Trotter chased the victim into a Northwood apartment and stabbed him.

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On Monday, Trotter apologized to the victim, the court and his family in a statement. He will not be eligible for parole until 70 percent of his sentence is served.

He must also pay $575 in restitution.

A Bremer County jury found Trotter guilty of attempted murder and criminal trespass.

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