LEBANON, Ore. – A man who killed his mother in Lebanon last year has been sentenced to life in prison.
Kris Fiala, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Gladys Fiala, 85. He also pleaded no contest to aggravated harassment for spitting blood in the face of a responding deputy.
Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the home on Old Mill Road outside Lebanon at about 10 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2020. Dispatch had received a hang-up call from the home, and when dispatchers called back, a man answered and they heard someone in the background yelling for help.
Deputies responding to the scene found Fiala with a knife in his hand and found Gladys dead.
On top of the life sentence – with the possibility of parole – for the murder charge, Fiala was also sentenced to 2.5 years for the aggravated harassment charge.