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SANDY, Utah (AP) -- A man who strangled his mother to death with a belt after she wouldn't allow him to live at home will spend up to 30 years in prison.
Farid Baruque, 29, had earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree counts of manslaughter and burglary in the connection with the June 28, 2000, death of Edith Baruque, 49.
Third District Judge Royal Hansen recommended Farid Baruque be housed at the prison's mental health unit.
Baruque, who suffers from an unspecified mental illness, broke into his mother's house and attacked her because she would not allow him to live at home, where she ran a day care, his attorney said.
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