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Man enters not-guilty plea in 1994 slaying

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Michael Cisneros

Michael Cisneros (Courtesy photo)

MASON CITY, Iowa --- A man accused of the 1994 murder of a Mason City toddler has entered a not-guilty plea in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

Michael Cisneros, 37 formerly of Mason City, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of John Joseph Snyder Jr.

He entered the plea in a written arraignment.

The boy was reported missing by his father, John Joseph Snyder, who said he put his son to bed and awoke the next morning to find the boy missing from their apartment at 10 S. Adams Ave. The boy’s body was found in Willow Creek.

No trial date has been set in the case. Cisneros is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail under $500,000 cash bond.


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