June 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Meridian Twp. man sentenced to 25-40 years in father's slaying

Greg Basolo, left, speaks on his behalf to the court Wednesday in Lansing. At right is Basolo's attorney Patrick Crowley. (Greg DeRuiter / Lansing State Journal)

Lansing A 50-year-old former Ingham County township official who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to shooting his 79-year-old father has been sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison.

The Lansing State Journal reports Greg Basolo of Meridian Township said hes a broken man. Basolo, who is now taking medication for mental illness and was sentenced on Wednesday, says theres a little bit of light left in me.

Basolo earlier entered the plea in an agreement with prosecutors.

Seventy-nine-year-old Peter Basolo was shot Oct. 25 at the Lansing-area condo he shared with his son. Basolo admitted to the killing of the former Michigan State Police captain at previous hearings.

Basolo says he was angry because his father re-established contact with relatives who sexually assaulted the son in the past.