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NW Iowa man charged with murder in beating death of Spencer man

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Chase Foote of Dickens, IA is now charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the beating death of Jefferson Wilbur of Spencer Chase Foote of Dickens, IA is now charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the beating death of Jefferson Wilbur of Spencer
SPENCER, Iowa (KTIV) -

A northwest Iowa man now faces a murder charge in the death of a Spencer man who died of injuries suffered in a beating last September.  23-year old Chase Foote of Dickens is charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of 44-year old Jefferson Wilbur.

Police found Wilbur beaten and unresponsive in a Spencer alley last September 2nd. Police say Foote and Wilbur had been involved in an altercation.  Wilbur suffered several facial fractures and a severe head injury. He was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital, where he died on November 18th.

Foote was initially charged with Willful Injury. The charge was increased to 2nd Degree Murder as a result of the autopsy report from the state medical examiner.

Foote turned himself in to Spencer police and was taken to the Clay County Jail.

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