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Lang to Use Self-Defense In Upcoming Murder Trial

Trial Set to begin in Webster City May 9th

Michael Lang, the man accused in the shooting death of Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith, has submitted a letter of intent to the Iowa District Court that he plans to use a self-defense argument in his trial. Police say a fight during a traffic stop led to a shootout at Lang’s home in Grundy Center. Lang is charged with first-degree murder. A day before the filing of intent to argue self-defense, the prosecution filed a motion requesting the defense not ask witnesses about Lang’s self-defense claim or about Iowa’s “stand your ground,” or self-defense law. The judge ordered that this motion will be considered at the time of the trial.  The trial will commence on May 9th  at 9:00AM in the Hamilton County Courthouse in Webster City.


Scott Fenzloff

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