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James Francis Howard

Dalton man says machete attack meant as mercy killing

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A man accused of trying to kill his 68-year-old mother told medics he was aiming to end her suffering from cancer and diabetes, police allege in court records.

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James Francis Howard, 46, of Dalton, is accused of fracturing his mother's skull with an 18-inch machete and nearly cutting off several of her fingers as she fought back, according to records filed in Otter Tail County District Court.

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