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Murray Man Enters Plea in Mother's Killing
By AP
MURRAY, KY - A Murray man has pleaded guilty, but mentally ill to first-degree manslaughter to stabbing his mother more than 25 times and killing her.
 
The Paducah Sun reports that 34-year-old Michael Joseph Burke entered the plea Friday afternoon in Calloway County Court.
 
Burke had been charged with murder in the July attack on his mother, 55-year-old Karen McClellan, at his home.
 
The charge carries a recommended sentence of 20 years. Judge Dennis Foust set sentencing for April 12.
    

Published 03:43 PM, Friday Mar. 15, 2013
Updated 08:18 AM, Monday Mar. 18, 2013

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