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Published August 23, 2011, 04:34 PM

Bismarck Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Father

A Bismarck man accused of killing his father has pleaded guilty. David Winter changed his plea Tuesday.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of killing his father has pleaded guilty.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/rpDGYO ) that David Winter changed his plea Tuesday.

Winter is charged with murder in the death of 75-year-old Lawrence Winter. Authorities say the retired pastor died in March of head injuries and a stab wound to the chest.

Authorities say Lawrence Winter was found dead in the apartment he shared with his son, after David Winter called 911.

Lawrence Winter had been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and after he got up to make dinner in the middle of the night, David Winter told police he snapped and began hitting and stabbing his father.

A medical examiner found 40 different blows to Lawrence Winter's body.

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