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.
Information from: Carroll County Times of Westminster, Md., http://www.carrollcounty.com/

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