A Mountain Home man has been sentenced to life for committing a murder while out on bail for a drug charge.
Osborn Eugene Gavel, age 24 of Mountain Home was found guilty of the murder of 74-year-old Steven Reece in Hardin County Iowa.
Authorities say Gavel beat the victim to death with a crowbar.
Court documents noted that Gavel was free on bond for unrelated drug charges when the murder occurred.
Gavel’s attorneys have filed a notice of appeal with the Iowa Supreme Court.