Ex-Marine sentenced for killing father
A 21-year-old former U.S. Marine was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing his father, Montgomery County prosecutors said in a statement.
David Winters, who had struggled with mental illness, had been convicted of first-degree murder in January 2009.
In December, 2007, Winters was on holiday leave from the Marine Corps, staying with his parents in Rockville. He convinced his father to go for a walk with him in the woods nearby, according to prosecutors, and fatally stabbed him.
He then made up a story about a group of people attacking his father. Police recovered the knife after draining a nearby pond.
September 3, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Categories: Dan Morse , Montgomery
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