Indiana man gets life for killing his father in Cass County, Michigan

An Indiana man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his father in his parents’ southwestern Michigan home.

A jury had convicted 33-year-old Joseph Craigo last month of first-degree murder in the March 2017 killing of 59-year-old Alan Craigo. The Cass County man was slain inside his home just north of the Indiana state line.

Craigo claimed at trial that he had acted in self-defense when he stabbed his father more than 10 times. He told jurors that he was afraid of his father and stabbed him when the man suddenly attacked him.

A judge also sentenced Craigo on Friday to up to 20 years in prison for carrying a weapon with unlawful intent and ordered him have no contact with his mother.  (AP)

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