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.