McDonald Statement Admissible in Court 

A judge has ruled a Monmouth man’s statement after his mother was killed can be used at his murder trial.Kenneth Mcdonald, 44, is charged in death of his 80-year-old mother last August. Police say Janice McDonald died of multiple sharp force trauma.McDonald, who pleaded not guilty, allegedly told his sister, “I screwed up bad this time”, when she asked him about the murder of their mother. A judge ruled the statement was voluntary and is admissible at McDonald’s trial, which is scheduled to begin in August.