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Thursday, April 21, 2016

20-year prison sentence in death of Muscatine woman

Today, April 21, 2016, Muscatine County District Judge Nancy Tabor imposed a prison sentence of not to exceed 20 years against HIRAM SERRANO, SR. for the offenses of voluntary manslaughter and burglary in the second degree. He will be transported to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale, Iowa to begin serving his prison sentence.

Additional details about the case may be found here.

SERRANO's mugshot:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Muscatine man found guilty after jury trial

Roberto Murillo, Jr., 25, of Muscatine, Iowa was found guilty yesterday by a Muscatine County jury of the offense of failure to appear. Murillow had been released on bond in a felony drug case. Evidence at trial showed that he failed to appear in court for a pretrial conference on March 20, 2015.

The court later determined that Murillo is a habitual offender under Iowa law. He has prior felony convictions for willful injury, criminal gang participation, and drug trafficking. As a habitual offender he faces a prison sentence of not to exceed 15 years. He will be sentenced June 10, 2016, at 9:45 a.m. He remains in the Muscatine County Jail pending sentencing.

Murillo's mugshot: