Mason City man’s murder trial now pushed back to June

MASON CITY — The trial of a Mason City man accused of murder has been pushed back to later this year.

51-year-old Frederick Olson was charged with first-degree murder after the death of 63-year-old Leroy White at a home located at 1916 South Grover Avenue in Mason City on December 18th. A criminal complaint states that Olson physically assaulted White, causing his death.

Olson’s trial was originally scheduled to start on April 9th and in mid-January was pushed back to May 7th. An order filed on Friday in Cerro Gordo County District Court now moves the trial to a June 25th date as both prosecutors and the defense have stated the case will not be ready for trial.

First-degree murder is a Class A felony punishable by life in prison without the opportunity for parole.

Olson is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $1 million cash-only bond.