BARBERTON, OH (WOIO) - A Barberton man convicted of murdering his mother, then living with her corpse for about six months will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Wednesday a judge sentenced Michael Petrie to the maximum, life in prison, for aggravated murder, murder and abuse of a corpse.
Petrie was arrested in April 2013 after police went to his home, at the request of other family members, to check on his 67-year old mother Maureen Petrie.
Maureen was found in the home in a decomposing state. She had stab wounds and blunt force trauma to her chest and head.
According to the Medical Examiner she had been dead since October 2012.
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