Man Sentenced for Killing His Father

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"I'm glad to see justice being served here. I have no, I could be sentenced to life and it would be justified."

Those words Wednesday from Greg Basolo, telling a judge he believes he's getting what he deserves for killing his father. The Okemos man pleaded guilty in May to murdering Peter Basolo last fall. Basolo says he did it because he was sexually abused by other family members as a child. During the hearing he asked one thing from the judge: help for his mental illness while he's behind bars.

"I hope that's not regarded as asking for special treatment. It's just that I am a broken man.... There's a little bit of life, er, light left in me and I would like to see that not... put out."

The judge said she would recommend treatment but couldn't guarantee it.



 
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