PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating and stabbing a man in the Florida Panhandle and taking the man's car.

The Pensacola News Journal ( ) reports that 29-year-old Taikwan Crosby was sentenced Friday. He was convicted in January of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Crosby and 60-year-old James Faucett met at an Escambia County gas station in April 2013. Surveillance video shows the men leave together in Faucett's car. Faucett was killed a short time later, and police found Crosby driving Faucett's car several days later.

Defense attorneys claimed Crosby was defending himself against unwanted sexual advances.


Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal,