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College student who says he mistook mom for intruder and beat her to death with a bat charged with murder

AURORA, Ill. - A college student home on spring break beat his mother to death with a baseball bat in the middle of the night, thinking she was an intruder and believing he was acting in self-defense, Kane County prosecutors said.

Those same prosecutors, though, filed second-degree

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