McDonald Sentenced to 30 Years for Murdering his Mother 

(AP) – A Maine man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his mother last year in the home they shared.Forty-four-year-old Kenneth McDonald of Monmouth abruptly ended his trial on Sept. 1 when he pleaded guilty to murder in the stabbing death of 80-year-old Janice McDonald on Aug. 24, 2009. McDonald was sentenced on Wednesday on Augusta.