DSM man gets 50 years for killing former Charles City man

Jail Cell With Open Door And Bunch Of Keys

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — A 31-year-old man convicted of killing his neighbor in Des Moines has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

A judge on Friday handed over the sentence for Patrick Kirwan. He was found guilty in April of second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Mark Hruska, formerly of Charles City.

Prosecutors have said Kirwan shot and killed Hruska because Kirwan suspected his girlfriend and Hruska were having an affair. Kirwan’s attorney has said the March 1, 2015, slaying was driven by

Kirwan’s mental disorders, including a stress disorder related to his Army experiences in Iraq.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.