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Va. man sentenced for 1996 slaying of mother

Sunday - 1/12/2014, 1:41pm  ET

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his mother in 1996 in Danville.

Media outlets report that 39-year-old Michael Jamie Womack was convicted of second-degree murder in November. He was sentenced Friday in Danville Circuit Court.

Womack already is serving a sentence on other charges.

Womack's mother, Loraine Bessie Womack, was fatally beaten in July 1996.

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