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Jury Finds 39-Year-Old Man Guilty for Murdering Mother Over Avril Lavigne Concert Tickets

Avril Lavigne performing at her "Black Tour" in Sao Paulo, Brazil this summer.

Avril Lavigne performing at her "Black Tour" in Sao Paulo, Brazil this summer.  (AP)

A Chicago man stabbed his mother to death then doused her body in chemicals after she refused to buy him tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert, a jury found.

Robert Lyons, 39, was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday after a weeklong trial, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Prosecutors said that Lyons began to argue with his mother, Linda Bolek, when she refused to call a friend to arrange tickets for the concert in 2008.

Lyons stabbed his mother nine times in the back, then poured insecticide and drain cleaner on her body, prosecutors said.

A jury deliberated for just two hours before returning their verdict, the report said.

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