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Dec 3, 2015 9:03 AM

Man to admit killing parents; will get 60 years to life

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER — The 40-year-old man who authorities say killed his parents and burned down their house before fleeing to Florida is expected to plead guilty and will be sentenced to 60 years to life in state prison.

Matthew Dion is set to formally enter the guilty plea Thursday to second-degree murder for killing 71-year-old Robert Dion and 67-year-old Constance Dion.

Prosecutors say he beat his parents and strangled them with a wire in their Manchester home in March 2014, then set the house on fire several days later.

He fled to Florida and was captured in June of this year at a hotel in Orange Park, Florida.

Dion will also plead guilty to arson and be sentenced to 7-½ to 15 years in prison on that charge.

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