SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory - Winter Storm Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

UPDATE: Son arrested for mother's death

Jason Carter

Comes after a civil jury finds him liable for her fatal shooting.

Posted: Dec. 17, 2017 10:31 AM
Updated: Dec. 17, 2017 9:07 PM

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Two days after a jury found him civilly liable in his mother's death, a Knoxville man was charged with first-degree murder in her death.


The Marion County sheriff's office says 45-year-old Jason Carter was arrested Sunday afternoon. He was being held in the Marion County jail on $1 million bond.

On Friday, a jury ordered Carter to pay $10 million in the June 2015 shooting death of 68-year-old Shirley Carter at her home in Knoxville.

Carter and his father, 71-year-old Bill Carter, blamed each other for the woman's death.

Bill Carter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his son and a Marion County jury found in his favor on Friday.

The Des Moines Register reports Jason Carter will make his first court appearance Monday.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A Marion County jury has said a 45-year-old man is responsible for the 2015 shooting death of his mother and that he must pay $10 million to her estate.


The Des Moines Register reports the verdict came Friday in the bizarre civil case in which a father and son accused each other of the killing. Nobody has been charged in 68-year-old Shirley Carter's death.

Bill Carter sued his son, Jason Carter, for wrongful death. The elder man says his son was financially strapped and killed Shirley Carter to gain access to his parents' $10 million in assets.

Jason Carter has denied that. His lawyer argued that it was Bill who killed his wife because she wanted to leave him and for financial gain.

A criminal investigator testified during the lawsuit that the home had been ransacked to look like a robbery, but police noted Shirley Carter's purse, prescription drugs and some checks were found near her body.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
13° wxIcon
Hi: 14° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: -4°
Albert Lea
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 13° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 1°
Austin
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 15° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 1°
Charles City
Overcast
14° wxIcon
Hi: 14° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: -3°
Rochester
Overcast
13° wxIcon
Hi: 13° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: -5°
A wintry mixture tonight will lead to an icing possibility alongside a winter storm.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Prep basketball highlights from Monday

Image

Ordinances to help snow removal crews

Image

Meeting the Heart of the City artists

Image

Triton girl's basketball builds a winner on the court

Image

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Image

Local baseball coaches win awards

Image

Rochester residents talk about life on the US-Mexico border

Image

MLK Day March

Image

Traveling Black History Museum

Image

Monday Evening Stormteam 3 Forecast

Community Events