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Life in Prison for Man who Killed Mother, Nephew in Minneapolis

Updated: 08/27/2014 2:29 PM
Created: 08/27/2014 1:14 PM KSTP.com

A man convicted of killing his mother and teenage nephew with a sword in Minneapolis has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    
Ishmael Roberts was convicted of two counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the October 2012 deaths of 57-year-old Beatrice Wilson and her 14-year-old grandson, Peter.
    
The Star Tribune reports police say Roberts, now 25, showed up at his mother's home in the middle of the night and killed the two. A sheath used for a samurai sword was recovered in the home.
    
Roberts was arrested in Waterloo, Iowa after stealing his mother's car, then crashing it while fleeing from police.

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