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Jason Kertesz pleads no contest in mother's fatal beating

Man accused of beating mother to death with baseball bat in 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida man accused of beating his mother to death in 2011 accepted a plea deal Monday.

Jason Kertesz was charged with murder in the death of his 62-year-old mother, Irene Kertesz. He pleaded no contest in court.

Police said Jason Kertesz bludgeoned his mother to death with a baseball bat at her Hollywood home. Police believe the motive was robbery so Jason Kertesz could get money for drugs. 

Jason Kertesz has repeatedly denied killing his mother, despite having her wallet, credit card and cellphone when he was arrested.

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