MASON CITY | A Mason City man who was convicted of second-degree murder in December has filed an appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court.
Larry Whaley, 61, was sentenced on Tuesday to up to 50 years in prison, 35 of which are mandatory.
A jury deliberated for about two-and-a-half hours before finding Whaley guilty of fatally shooting 19-year-old Samantha Teeter through his apartment door on Dec. 2, 2016.
The appeal process can take a year or longer.
— Steve Bohnel