Clifford R. Burns, 46, formerly of 1330 Union Street, nevertheless wasn’t allowed to take back his April guilty plea to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Patricia Burns, 42.
“It’s unfortunate you don’t take responsibility,” said Warren County Court Judge John J. Hall. “Your 15-year-old daughter appears more mature than you are.”
Hall sentenced the unrepentant Burns to 23 years to life in prison — the sentence that was agreed to under a plea bargain when Burns pleaded guilty to the murder in April.