A 41-year-old Windsor man who killed his mother has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years.
In June, Jason Coffey pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He was sentenced Wednesday.
Coffey stabbed his 63-year-old mother, Florence Coffey, at least 40 times in her home on Oak Street in July 2012.
Defence lawyer Andrew Bradie said Coffey was a good person, spouse and father when he wasn't using drugs.
Coffey said he started using drugs at 14 and eventually used crack and cocaine. He quit and relapsed until he eventually killed his mother, whom he called his "best friend."
The crown said that while she is mindful of the power of drugs, she said Coffey used them without much effort to stop.
The judge called the murder "an incalculable loss of a good woman."
"I took my mom's life that night and it should have been me," said Coffey, who sobbed during sentencing.
No members of Florence Coffey's family read victim impact statements. Collectively, they felt there is no way to verbalized the tragedy.
Coffey said he hopes to share his story with others and eventually become a drug counsellor.