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A 39-year-old man is currently being tried for allegedly killing his mother after she refused to get him premium skybox tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert.

Prosecutors say that when Linda Bolek wouldn’t call a friend and arrange for him to get the skybox tickets, the man, Robert Lyons, went “ballistic” and beat and stabbed the 61-year-old woman to death.

His defense attorney claims that he has bipolar disorder and was “provoked” into doing it after she held a knife to his face during a heated argument. She said:

“This defendant was so angry with his mother that he bludgeoned and repeatedly stabbed her in a fit of rage.

She threatened to stab him in the eye. That reaction was not intended, that reaction was not planned.”

He then poured several household chemicals over her body, changed his clothes, went shopping, and was arrested hours later at Hooters.

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