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Peterson to plead guilty in fatal stabbing


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A former University of Wisconsin-Madison student is expected to plead guilty to fatally stabbing a man during an attempted robbery.

  Assistant Public Defender Dennis Burke says Adam Peterson will enter the plea to first-degree intentional homicide on Monday.

  Burke says the defense was prepared to concede at the upcoming trial that Peterson killed Marino, but that he should be found guilty of a lesser charge.

  Prosecutors say they have tapes of the 20-year-old North Grant, Minnesota man speaking with his parents from jail in which he admits killing Marino during an attempted robbery.

  The 31-year-old Marino was stabbed at his Madison home Jan. 28.

  Marino was a musician and technical representative for a medical device company.

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