The Ottumwa Courier

October 1, 2013

Man convicted in crash wants judgment thrown out


Ottumwa Courier

---- — MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man convicted in connection with the killing of a man in a 2012 traffic accident is seeking to have his judgment and sentence thrown out.

The Globe Gazette newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1fEc9VG ) 34-year-old Jason Glenn Genzler has filed an application in district court seeking the post-conviction relief.

Genzler pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle for the early-morning May 12, 2012 crash that killed 33-year-old John Matthew Lybarger, of Mason City.

Police say Genzler was driving the pickup went out of control around 3 a.m., entered a ditch, rolled and came to rest upside down.

Lybarger was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Genzler claims his attorney didn't properly investigate and defend him and that the victim may have contributed to his own death.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/