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Rockford Man Gets Nearly 90 Years For Killing His Mother

ROCKFORD - A man who killed his mother learns his fate.

ROCKFORD - A man who killed his mother learns his fate.

Franklin Byrd, 30, is sentenced to 86 years in prison.  He received that sentence in court Monday morning.

The murder happened in 2009.  Byrd shot his mother, Leslie Byrd, at their Greenwood Avenue home.  Police surrounded the home and he eventually surrendered.

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