Man sentenced to 40 years for mother’s murder

A Plainfield man was sentenced for beating his mother to death in their home three years ago.

A Plainfield man was sentenced for beating his mother to death in their home three years ago.

A Plainfield man was sentenced for beating his mother to death in their home three years ago. (4/9/16)

PLAINFIELD - A Plainfield man was sentenced for beating his mother to death in their home three years ago.

John Quackenbush was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday morning on murder, weapons, and theft charges.

Police say they found the body of his mother under a blanket in her home.

An autopsy revealed she died after being hit in the head with a 12 pound dumbbell.

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