KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Kansas City man is sentenced to life in prison for beating his mother to death with a hammer.
After pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action Monday, Ward McDonald received the sentence for the Oct. 21, 2006, killing of his mother, Gwendolyn Fuller. McDonald told the judge that he was high on PCP at the time of the attack and remembers little about it.
Prosecutors said the two got into an argument after Fuller refused to give McDonald money or the keys to his truck so he could buy drugs.
Fuller's body was found at her home after police received a call from worried co-workers at the substance abuse center where Fuller worked.