Trial set for Iowa man accused of killing father

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled to begin Sept. 24 for a Mason City man charged with killing his father.

A written plea of not guilty was submitted on Monday for 42-year-old Thomas Barlas Jr. He’s accused of stabbing to death 73-year-old Thomas Barlas Sr., at the elder Barlas’ home in Mason City.

The charge is first-degree murder.

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

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