Dallas County man convicted of murdering nephew in Jakob Mash shooting
An Adel man has been convicted of shooting his nephew to death last year.
Jakob Mash, 20, of Perry was found at the intersection of K Avenue and 258th Street in rural Adel Dec. 22 with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. His uncle, Mark Mash, was charged in January with first-degree murder and convicted Aug. 18.
A criminal complaint alleged that Mark Mash, 37, intentionally fired a .22 rifle at a vehicle in which Jakob Mash was a passenger, striking his nephew. It is not clear from the complaint who was driving the vehicle, or at whom Mark Mash was aiming.
The mandatory sentence in Iowa for first-degree murder is life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mark Mash, who was also convicted last week of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, will be sentenced Oct. 1.
Court records show a lengthy criminal record for Mark Mash, with five felony cases that include an attempted murder charge in 2007 that was dismissed as part of a plea agreement; assault; child endangerment; and several domestic assaults.