Maple Grove Man Sentenced for Murdering Mother, Assaulting Father
A Maple Grove man learned his punishment for murdering his mother and assaulting his father.
Matthew Witt, 43, was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Witt pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and first-degree assault.
The incident happened on July 24, 2019 at a home near Eagle Lake. According to court documents, when police arrived at the home, Witt answered the door covered in blood and told police, “take to me jail. I did it.”
Sixty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Witt died of severe head trauma and 71-year-old George Witt suffered multiple facial fractures. Court records show their son had beaten them with his fist.
The man’s father told police his son suffered from mental health problems.
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