Retterath sentenced

OSAGE, Iowa – A Mitchell County courtroom was packed as a North Iowa man convicted of attempted murder was sentenced Monday.

Mark Retterath of Osage has been found guilty of attempted murder, third degree sexual abuse, and solicitation to commit murder.  Judge Gregg Rosenbladt sentenced him to serve 25 years for attempted murder along with 10 years for the abuse and 10 for the solicitation charges.  The sexual abuse and murder sentences will be served consecutively, for a total of 35 years.  The solicitation charge will be served concurrently.

“25 years with a 70 percent mandatory, that’s more than a sufficient sentence for the type of conduct alleged and discussed at trial extensively.  For all those we ask the court to run all the counts concurrently,” Angela Campbell, Retterath’s attorney pled.

Retterath must serve at least 70 percent of his 35 year sentence before becoming eligible for early release.

No victim impact statements were read, but they were submitted to the record.  Retterath was allowed to speak with his family before he was taken back to jail.

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