Petersen Murder Conviction Upheld

Thomas Petersen

KIMT News 3 – The Iowa Court of Appeals has confirmed the first-degree murder conviction of a north Iowa man.

Thomas Petersen was convicted last year in the stabbing death of his wife, Renee. He also took their son after the killing and drove to South Dakota. The boy was found unharmed.

The Greene man appealed the jury’s decision based on lack of evidence to convict him. However, the Court of Appeals didn’t agree with that appeal.

Petersen is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.


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