MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced in West Virginia for the slaying of his mother during a robbery.

Media outlets report that 35-year-old Joshua L. Stitley of Hancock, Md., received a life with mercy sentence plus at least 65 years on Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. That means he will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

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Stitley pleaded guilty in October 2013 to felony murder, first-degree robbery, attempted robbery and malicious wounding.

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Prosecutors say Stitley and co-defendant Roy L. Wisotzkey of Hagerstown, Md., broke into the Falling Waters home of Stitley’s mother, 57-year-old Vickie Clem on May 26, 2011. She was fatally beaten and stabbed. Her husband, Jack Clem, was stabbed but survived.

Wisotzkey is serving a life with mercy sentence plus 50 years for robbery.

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