Family of Mason City slaying suspect seeks privacy

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The family of a man charged in the 1994 killing of a 20-month-old boy has issued a statement expressing sympathy with the child’s family and asking the media to respect its privacy.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1bGNg7g ) the family of 37-year-old Michael Jason Cisneros issued the statement Tuesday.

Cisneros was charged with first-degree murder in the death of John Joseph Snyder Jr.

Cisneros’ family expresses “our deepest and sincere sympathies” to Snyder’s family.

The family says it’s in shock about the arrest and asks reporters to not contact them. They ask that people allow “the justice system to run its course and render its judgment.”

Cisneros is being held at the Cerro Gordo County Jail under $500,000 bond.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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