Man sentenced in stabbing death of mom with Alzheimer’s


Associated Press

AKRON

An Ohio man convicted in the stabbing death of his mother who had Alzheimer’s disease has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Michael Gleisinger was sentenced Tuesday in Akron. He previously pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and failing to care for a functionally impaired person.

Police say the 45-year-old man stabbed 76-year-old Nancy Gleisinger at their Akron home in May 2017. Prosecutors say Gleisinger was his mother’s caregiver and has suffered from mental-health issues for much of his life.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Gleisinger’s attorney read a letter from Gleisinger in court in which he wrote that he was sorry.

Gleisinger had told a psychologist earlier that he got an “overwhelming feeling” to end his mother’s suffering the day he stabbed her.

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