Supreme Court hears Iowa City Ped Mall shooting case

MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Iowa Supreme Court held a special session in Muscatine yesterday about a deadly shooting on Iowa City's Ped Mall.

Lamar Wilson of Iowa City went to trial in 2018 for charges stemming from that shooting, citing the then-new "stand your ground" defense.

Wilson’s attorneys argue he shot in self-defense, but a jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other charges.

He was later sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Wilson appealed the ruling, which has since reached the Iowa Supreme Court, arguing he should have a pre-trial hearing.

Chief Justice Mark Cady says the court's decision is expected in the next few months.

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