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      Kelso man gets 23 years for stepfather's death

      KELSO, Wash. (AP) - A southwest Washington man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for strangling his stepfather last September and leaving the body in the house they shared.

      The Daily News of Longview reports that 57-year-old Bruce Wayne Albee of Kelso was sentenced Thursday to nearly 23 years in prison.

      Albee gave conflicting explanations but told Judge Marilyn Haan that 81-year-old Charles Rees made him angry.

      Albee moved in with Rees to help care for the man after Albee's mother died.
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