Man accused of using machete to kill mother indicted
A Dalton, Minn., man accused of killing his mother with a machete has been indicted by a grand jury with a first-degree premeditated murder charge. James Francis Howard, 27, is accused of using an 18-inch machete to inflict head and hand injuries on 68-year-old Barbara Howard in April. She later died at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The grand jury indictment was handed down Thursday in Otter Tail County.Word count: 0
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