Murray man pleads guilty to killing mother

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Associated Press

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — 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 reported (http://bit.ly/ZFOFBP ) 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.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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