WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A Mount Airy man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his father after an argument.

Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Wesley Pine was sentenced Friday in Carroll County Circuit Court. The Carroll County Times reports that he had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the slaying of his father, 63-year-old Michael Pine.

Police said the Pines were fighting at the elder Pine’s home on Sept. 2, 2013. Police say the elder Pine was stabbed at least 22 times.
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Information from: Carroll County Times of Westminster, Md., http://www.carrollcounty.com/

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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