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Mich. Man Gets 28-50 Years For Killing Mother-In-Law

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Americo DeCiantis Jr.  (Booking Photo)

Americo DeCiantis Jr. (Booking Photo)

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HOWELL (AP) – A 63-year-old man has been sentenced to serve 28 to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting his 72-year-old mother-in-law last year at her home in Livingston County’s Brighton Township.

Americo DeCiantis Jr. was sentenced Thursday in the death of Louise DeRosia.

WHMI-FM reports DeCiantis will be 92 years old before he’s eligible for parole.

The Madison Heights man had been charged with open murder, but entered a guilty plea to a count of second-degree murder in January in a deal with prosecutors.

Police say DeCiantis admitted shooting DeRosia after an argument and leaving her wallet and cell phone in Eastpointe in an attempt to make it look like a random robbery.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus says DeRosia was found on Jan. 26, 2010. 
  
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserve.

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