Officials say parolee arrested in fatal Iowa bank shooting

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Investigators with Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Kossuth County Medical Examiner Mark Davis compare notes Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2019, at the scene of a robbery and homicide at the Security State Bank in Lu Verne, Iowa. (Hans Madsen/The Messenger via AP)

LU VERNE, Iowa (AP) – Iowa authorities say they’ve arrested a prison parolee in the fatal shooting of a woman during a bank robbery.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said in a news release Thursday that 35-year-old Valentino Williams, of Coralville, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the Wednesday killing of 43-year-old Jessica Weisharr, of Algona.

State records show that Williams was paroled in February for robbery and burglary convictions in 2010, and he was set to remain under state supervision until 2023.

The shooting Wednesday happened at Security State Bank, the only bank in Lu Verne, a town of about 250 people.

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