- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Vinton man accused of stabbing his mother 68 times has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Thirty-year-old Dean Selbe is scheduled to be sentenced in July following a psychiatric evaluation.

Selbe had been scheduled to stand trial in May. The Roanoke Times (https://bit.ly/1CVqxTn ) reports that he changed his plea and Roane County Circuit Court Judge James Swanson found him guilty on Wednesday.

Selbe’s mother, 56-year-old Karen J. Selbe, was fatally stabbed in January 2014. Police found her decapitated torso on a bed in an apartment she shared with her son. Her limbs were found in boxes in the room.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com


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