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'Soul collector' sentenced for attacking neighbor

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Fergus Falls man who called himself a "soul collector" has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for attacking his neighbor.


Forty-three-year-old Timothy Eugene Peterson was accused of trying to cut off his neighbor's toes and scalp him last January, in order to "collect his soul." The attack left Ivan "Skip" Mallas with multiple stab wounds.

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