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December 21, 2005

Albany -- A South Georgia man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his own mother.

Twenty-three-year old Dexter Fisher of Albany, plead guilty Tuesday morning to the shooting death of his mother, Emma Fisher, last November.

In a pre-trial hearing Monday, prosecutors said Fisher had previously been convicted of using the same handgun that killed his mother in other crimes. In 1996, Fisher was convicted of bringing the gun to school, and in 1998, he was convicted of false report of a crime for shooting himself with the same gun and saying someone else did it.

Fisher was also dishonorably discharged from the Army after being convicted of shooting himself in the leg while serving in Iraq, and blaming it on enemy fire. Fisher told police his mother may have committed suicide, before finally taking blame for her death.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Cohilas says, "Some people take longer to take responsibility for their actions than others, fortunately, he decided to take responsibility for his actions and didn't force the victim's family to go through a long and arduous trial."

Fisher was sentenced to life in prison. He will not be eligible for parole for 14 years. 

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