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Lang to be Sentenced June 27

The man convicted last week of first degree murder for killing Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith during an April 2021 standoff is set to be sentenced on June 27. Michael Lang will be sentenced in Grundy County at 1:30 p.m. and faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole for the first degree murder charge. Lang was also found guilty by a Hamilton County jury of attempt to commit murder, and assault on a peace officer in the pursuit, altercation, and standoff in Grundy Center. Victim impact statements will be expected at the sentencing hearing.
GRUNDY COUNTY, IA
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Jury returns guilty verdict in shooting death of State Trooper

WEBSTER CITY — The jury took less than three hours Monday to reach a verdict in the trial of 42-year-old Michael Lang of Grundy Center. Lang was accused of shooting and killing Sergeant Jim Smith during a standoff last April. Judge Joel Dalrymple read the verdict sheet. “In the District Court for Grundy County concerning count one the verdict form reads — we the jury find the defendant guilty of murder in the first degree.”
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