Gibbs Sentenced to 50 Years for Murder

A man has been given 50 years for fatally shooting another Fort Dodge resident.

Levi Gibbs III was sentenced Friday. He’d been convicted of second-degree murder in the September 2017 death of 32-year-old Shane Wessels. Gibbs had been charged with first-degree murder, but jurors opted for conviction on the lesser charge.

Both sides agreed Gibbs shot Wessels, but the defense argued Gibbs did so amid a fight in which his sister was injured.