Sheldon, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man behind bars in Primghar on a murder charge after his mother was found dead in her Sheldon home — has been formally charged and his arraignment date has been set.

According to court records, 41-year-old Nathaniel Byron Kassel of Rock Rapids has been formally charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, 62-year-old Jody Lynn Duskin, whose body was found inside her home at 604 4th Avenue, across the street southwest of the Sheldon City Park on March 23rd. Charges of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent and dominion or control of a firearm by a felon were dismissed.

His arraignment has been set for Monday, April 17th.

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