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Butte man gets 25 years in prison for slashing throat of fellow senior living resident


BUTTE, Montana — A 73-year-old Butte man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a fellow resident at a senior living facility by slashing the man's throat with a butcher knife.

The Montana Standard reports (http://bit.ly/1JtpuyL) John Edward Grubbs Sr. was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in April.

Grubbs was charged with killing 72-year-old Jerry Diltz in March 2014 during a drunken argument over money.

An employee at Continental Gardens witnessed the fight and called police.

Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com

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