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(WLNS) - A 50-year-old former Ingham County township official who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to shooting his 79-year-old father has been sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison.
Greg Basolo of Meridian Township said he's "a broken man." Basolo, who is now taking medication for mental illness and was sentenced on Wednesday, says there's "a little bit of light left in me."
"What I did was heinous crime," he told the judge, "and I'm glad to see justice being served here I could have been sentenced to life and it would be justified. The only thing I hope for, and I might have no right to ask for, some help with the mental illness when I'm incarcerated. It's the only thing that I ask, and I hope it is not regarded as asking for special treatment. It's just that I... I am a broken man... and there is a little bit of life left in me, and I just would like to see that not put out."
Basolo earlier entered the plea in an agreement with prosecutors.
Seventy-nine-year-old Peter Basolo was shot Oct. 25 at the Lansing-area condo he shared with his son. Basolo admitted to the killing of the former Michigan State Police captain at previous hearings.
Basolo says he was angry because his father re-established contact with relatives who sexually assaulted the son in the past.