Covington man admits to killing mom

KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - A Covington, KY man admits to killing his mother.

In court on Thursday, Earl Knasel changed his plea from not guilty to guilty for the beating death of his mother, Barbara.

She died from blunt force trauma to the head in August of 2010 at a home she shared with her son on Blackburn Avenue.

Her body was found after firefighters responded to a gas leak at the home.

Knasel faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced March 20th.

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