Va. Man Convicted of Killing and Stabbing Mom 68 Times
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Vinton man accused of stabbing his mother 68 times has been convicted of first-degree murder.
Thirty-year-old Dean Selbe is scheduled to be sentenced in July following a psychiatric evaluation.
Selbe had been scheduled to stand trial in May. The Roanoke Times reports that he changed his plea and Roane County Circuit Court Judge James Swanson found him guilty on Wednesday.
Selbe's mother, 56-year-old Karen J. Selbe, was fatally stabbed in January 2014. Police found her decapitated torso on a bed in an apartment she shared with her son. Her limbs were found in boxes in the room.