Kearns man gets 20 years
Updated: 10/18/2011 8:57 am | Published: 10/17/2011 7:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 35-year-old Kearns man will serve up to 20 years in prison for his role in a fight that left his half-brother dead.
Court records show Christopher Blackhorse pleaded guilty to second-degree felony manslaughter and third-degree felony obstructing justice in August.
The charges were reduced from first-degree murder and second-degree obstruction of justice.
A 3rd District Court judge on Monday sentenced Blackhorse to consecutive terms of one-to-15 years and zero-to-five years.
Blackhorse was arrested Dec. 15 after reporting that 22-year-old Daryl Antonio was hurt and not responding.
He told police the two had been in a fight.
A medical examiner testified in March that Antonio's body had suffered a prolonged beating and was covered with cuts and bruises.
Officials said Antonio might have lived if he had consumed less alcohol.
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