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Teens sentenced for killing homeless man as part of ‘game’

Teens sentenced for killing homeless man as part of ‘game’

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2016

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three teenagers have been sentenced to 20 years behind bars in the beating of a homeless man in Louisville last summer.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/2bmEEdO) authorities say in June 2015 that then 19-year-old Andre Richards, along with a pair of 14-year-old twin brothers, attacked 62-year-old Johnny “Pappy” Manley, who suffered a fractured skull and brain bleeding.

Manley was hit by one of the teens, knocked to the ground and beaten into a coma.

Richards told police it was part of a game he called “KO” or knockout.

The three teenagers were initially charged with first-degree assault.

The three each accepted the 20-year sentence last week after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree assault and tampering with evidence in the attack.

 

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