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Federal Charges Filed in Parent Murder
TAMA, Iowa (AP) -- Federal authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with the killing of his parents last month on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa.
An FBI agent Friday filed a criminal complaint against Gordon Lasley Jr. in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids in the killings of Gordon Lasley Sr. and Kim Lasley.
They were found in their home Feb. 5 and apparently were killed with an "edged weapon." A bloody machete was found on a couch.
Lasley also faces state charges of first-degree murder. Federal authorities can prosecute American Indians who allegedly commit crimes in tribal areas.
Federal law allows the death penalty for people convicted of first-degree murder. Iowa doesn't have the death penalty. The complaint doesn't specify what degree federal officials are seeking.
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