Man gets 10 years for fatal beating
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for beating another man to death during a fight.
The Ledger reports that 26-year-old Shaquille Jadon Mothersill was sentenced after pleading no contest last week to manslaughter. He had been facing a second-degree murder charge and possible life sentence.
Lakeland police say 59-year-old Edwin Quinones was fatally beaten last October.
Mothersill told officers after his arrest that he had been playing with his dog when Quinones struck him with a metal crutch. Mothersill said he punched Quinones in retaliation and then continued to punch and kick the other man while he was on the ground.
Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com