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Jury finds Tacoma man guilty of killing 77-year-old mother

November 15, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jurors have found a Tacoma man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his 77-year-old mother, who was attacked in the face with a broken whiskey bottle and strangled in the apartment they shared.

The News Tribune reports the jury returned the verdict against 50-year-old Sebastian Levy-Aldrete Thursday.

He said at trial that an intruder killed his mother, Maria Aldrete-Levy, on Oct. 16, 2017.

Pierce County prosecutors argued there were no signs of a break-in and that Levy-Aldrete did it after spending half of $20,000 his mother had given him to hold as a deposit for a house they planned to buy.

Prosecutors say Levy-Aldrete’s two sons were apparently sleeping in a room nearby during the slaying.

He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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