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Ohio man who blamed heroin addiction for deadly stabbing of his mother gets life sentence
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, June 9, 2014 10:09 AM EDT
A northwestern Ohio man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his mother has been sentenced to life prison.
The 34-year-old was sentenced Monday in the December slaying of his mother, 56-year-old Mary Bertolina. The Blade in Toledo reports the life sentence was part of a plea deal.
Bertolina pleaded guilty to aggravated murder last month and told a judge that his heroin addiction led to the stabbing.
He says the addiction cost him his home and his job and that he began stealing from his mother.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/