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Indiana Man Gets 40 Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty But Mentally Ill in His Mother’s Death

A western Indiana man who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a felony charge stemming from his mother’s fatal stabbing has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

A Vigo County judge sentenced Michael Charles Wilson, 42, on Monday after the Terre Haute man pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a charge of burglary with serious bodily injury, the Tribune-Star reported.

A relative found Wilson’s 72-year-old mother, Gayle Wilson, dead in her bedroom in May 2021. Officers called to the scene found bloody garden shears on the floor near her body, which had multiple neck injuries.

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