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Fergus Falls man sentenced in mom’s machete death

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 34 years in prison for a machete attack that killed his 68-year-old mother.

James Howard of Dalton told the court that “God is forgiving me” before sentencing Monday.

Judge Mark Hanson told Howard: “Your mother had a right to believe her son would protect her – and you violated that.”

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