- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) - A northwest Iowa man who admitted to killing his mother has been sentenced to prison.

A Plymouth County judge on Monday sentenced 46-year-old Jonathan Neunaber, of Akron, to 60 years in prison.

Neunaber had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and willful injury as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

He had previously been charged with first-degree murder in the July 2014 beating death of his 80-year-old mother, Esther Neunaber. Her body and the body of her husband, Donald Neunaber, were found in the home they shared with their son.

Neunaber admitted in court that he killed his mother with a steel pipe. Donald Neunaber died of natural causes.


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