Mason City man accused of murdering grandparents found competent to stand trial

Codie Matz

According to court documents, Codie Matz does not suffer from a mental disorder that would prevent him from understanding the charges against him.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 6:38 AM
Updated: Feb 20, 2018 11:08 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A Mason City man accused of murdering his grandparents in November has been found competent to stand trial.
According to court documents, Codie Matz does not suffer from a mental disorder that would prevent him from understanding the charges against him.
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.
His trial is scheduled to begin March 27.

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