MASON CITY — A Waterloo man has appealed his second-degree murder conviction to the Iowa Supreme Court.

James E. Farnsworth II, 23, was sentenced last week to up to 50 years in prison on the Class B felony.

He must serve at least 35 years before he will be eligible for parole.

Farnsworth was convicted in January by a Cerro Gordo County jury of stabbing 23-year-old Ian Decker to death in the 600 block of East State Street in April 2012.

According to court papers filed Thursday, Farnsworth is appealing his judgment and sentence including “each and every other order and ruling.”

A hearing will be held before the Iowa Supreme Court in Des Moines. A date for that hearing has not been set.

— By Peggy Senzarino

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