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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to strangling his mother to death.

KSWT-TV reports that Michael Allen changed his plea Friday in front of Yuma County Superior Court Judge John Nelson following a plea deal. The 22-year-old was facing first degree murder charge after police say he killed his mother, 47-year-old Cynthia Allen, in 2011.

Allen is scheduled to be sentenced March 22.

He remains in jail on $2 million bond.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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