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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Pima County man who admitted to fatally stabbing his father with a broken golf club has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.

County prosecutors say 35-year-old Brian Gene Harmon was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in January.

The Arizona Daily Star says Harmon was facing a prison term of between seven and 21 years.

He entered into a plea agreement right before his scheduled trial on a first-degree murder charge.

Authorities say 56-year-old Phillip Harmon was killed at his home on New Year's Day 2010.

Prosecutors say Brian Harmon hit his father with a golf club and when it broke, he stabbed him in the abdomen with it.

He then fled the scene, but was taken into custody after returning to his father's house.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,

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