Yucca man pleads guilty in killing of his mother - New York News

Yucca man sentenced in killing of his mother

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KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A 47-year-old Mohave County man who admitted killing his mother has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports that Roger Drake of Yucca was sentenced Monday in Mohave County Superior Court in the February 2013 beating and stabbing of 66-year-old Carol Drake.

The son had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after refusing to plead guilty except insane.

Doctors who examined Drake following the killing found he was insane at the time, but he since has been restored to competency.

A guilty-but-insane plea would have put Drake in the care of a state psychiatry board and the state mental hospital, but defense attorney Ron Gileo has said Drake wanted to go to prison.

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