Man who Shot Humboldt, Algona Woman will be Re-sentenced in 2014
A Minnesota man who killed two women in Humboldt and Algona will be re-sentenced in July of 2014. According to the Fort Dodge Messenger, 20 year-old Michael Swanson is currently serving two life sentences for the November 2010 deaths of Sheila Myers and Vicky Bowman-Hall. Swanson, who was 17 years-old at the time of the shootings, will be re-sentenced after a motion was filed in June in response to an Iowa Supreme Court ruling. The court ruled that juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison could appeal their sentences. Swanson was one of 38 inmates to have their sentences commuted by Governor Terry Branstad to 60 years in prison before they could be eligible for parole.