Lawrence man sentenced in grandmother's stabbing death

February 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm

A Lawrence man who stabbed his grandmother to death has been sentenced to more than 48 years in prison.

Jaered Long, 19, was sentenced Tuesday in the December 2015 death of Deborah Bretthauer, 67, at a Lawrence apartment where the two lived.

Lawrence police say Bretthauer was stabbed dozens of times with a bread knife while she was in bed.

Long was 16 at the time of his grandmother's death. The Lawrence Journal-World reports he was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and eventually pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.

One of Long's therapists testified earlier that she asked Bretthauer to consider residential treatment for her grandson's abusive behavior but Bretthauer didn't agree to the plan.

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