Man Who Strangled Mother Gets 30 Years in Prison

Man Who Strangled Mother Gets 30 Years in Prison

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast