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Murder sentencing for former Charles City man scheduled for Tuesday

NEWTON — The sentencing for a former Charles City man convicted of murdering a rural Newton man is scheduled for Tuesday.

54-year-old Randy Linderman was found guilty by a Jasper County jury of first-degree murder back in November. Linderman was accused of murdering Jose Berber on March 6th of 2017 in rural Jasper County. A family member found Berber’s body inside his rural Newton home, with an autopsy determining that Berber died of blunt force trauma.

Linderman’s sentencing has been delayed three times since his conviction, most recently due to scheduling conflicts involving his lawyers.

Linderman is facing a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the opportunity for parole.


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