Gonzalez found guilty of murder
MASON CITY — The sentencing date has been set for a Mason City man found guilty of murder.
A Cerro Gordo County jury on Friday found 38-year-old Benjamin Gonzalez guilty of first-degree murder. Gonzalez was accused of the shooting death of 36-year-old Michael Creviston on the night of March 31st in the area of 3rd Northwest and North Jefferson.
A criminal complaint states that Gonzalez fired a handgun with pre-meditation at Creviston, striking him fatally in the torso. Gonzalez was arrested the following Monday after a standoff with authorities in Algona.
Gonzalez faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the opportunity for parole when he’s sentenced on November 15th in Cerro Gordo County District Court.