Ohio man gets 15 to life for killing mother with machete

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who confessed to killing his mother with a machete has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges.

A judge in northeast Ohio’s Summit County sentenced 22-year-old Jason Reeves, of Stow, to 15 years to life immediately after taking his pleas Friday.

Prosecutors say he attacked 57-year-old Susan Reeves last October while she slept and that he asked a neighbor to take him to a hospital for a severe cut on his hand afterward.

Prosecutors say Reeves returned to his mother’s apartment and called 911 saying he’d discovered her body. Reeves told detectives the next day he had killed her.

A spokeswoman for Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh says Reeves has never said why he killed his mother.

Reeves’ attorney wasn’t immediately available for comment.

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