Kenneth McDonald (left) is pictured at his September 2010 trial in Augusta. Credit: Joe Phelan / Kennebec Journal

A Monmouth man who was sentenced to 30 years for killing his mother in 2010 has died.

Kenneth McDonald, 55, died on Oct. 14 at the Maine Department of Corrections, according to Anna Black, the department’s director of government affairs.

McDonald pleaded guilty at a Sept. 1, 2010 trial to murder in the stabbing death of 80-year-old Janice McDonald on Aug. 24, 2009.

His death was not related to COVID-19, Black said.

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley and staying active in the Maine outdoors.