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Waukesha man gets 47 years in prison in father’s killing

SUMMIT, Wis. (AP) — A Waukesha man has been sentenced to 47 years in prison for killing his father more than two years ago.

WITI-TV reports 29-year-old Shawn Witt also was sentenced Monday to 20 years of extended supervision.

Witt pleaded no contest in February to second-degree intentional homicide. He was accused of fatally shooting his 60-year-old father, James Witt, in the village of Summit.

Authorities say Shawn Witt was arrested on domestic abuse charges on Jan. 21, 2014, for allegedly beating his father. A criminal complaint said they had argued about loud music and the son’s lack of a job. A court granted a restraining order prohibiting the son from any contact with his father. But officers found the father dead in his basement the next day, wrapped in a blanket.

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