Man who killed his mom with a machete gets 34 years in prison
One of the most horrific murder cases in Otter Tail County history has come to a close with the sentencing of James Howard, 48, of Dalton - the man who killed his mother with a machete. He was sentenced last week to 34 years in prison.
The sentence exceeds state guidelines because of, in the words of prosecutors, "aggravating factors."
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