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Lang to be sentenced Monday for murdering Iowa State Patrol Sergeant

KGAN Cedar Rapids logo KGAN Cedar Rapids 6/27/2022 Iowa's News Now
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Michael Lang  was found guilty of first-degree murder, guilty of attempted murder, guilty of assaulting peace officer on May 16, 2022.

Lang has now been convicted of murdering Sgt. Jim Smith in April of last year during a standoff at his home. 

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Authorities were trying to get him to surrender to police after he assaulted a Grundy Center police officer that night.

Lang will be sentenced June 27 in Grundy County. He faces a mandatory life sentence for his first-degree murder charge.


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