At issue is a $7 million wrongful death lawsuit judgment Rodney Heemstra was ordered to pay to the widow of Tom Lyon.
In 2003, Rodney Heemstra shot and killed Tom Lyon in a fight over land, and then hid his body in a cistern near Milo.
A jury convicted Heemstra of murder. After the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the case, a new jury convicted Heemstra of voluntary manslaughter.
A few years ago, Lyon's family received a settlement ruling of $5.8 million. With attorney fees and interest, the figure grew closer to $7 million.
Heemstra has been fighting that judgment ever since.
This spring, Heemstra and Lyon came to a confidential settlement.
Friday, a judge ordered $4,059,667 in proceeds from the sale of Heemstra properties to be dispersed to Ronda Lyon. The court ordered payments will be the only clue the public gets as to what was included in the settlement.
Judges in both of Friday's hearings have ordered the accounts settled by the end of the year.
Both Lyon and Heemstra would incur additional tax penalties if the case drags on into 2013.
Ronda Lyon’s attorney, Donald Beattie, wouldn't let KCCI News speak with her after the hearing, but he said Rhonda's ready for it to be over.
“It's like the nightmare has gone on on elm street for 10 years,” said Beattie.