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Boynton Beach man gets 20 years in fatal robbery of 65-year-old

Posted: 9:07 AM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 13:07:26Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in a fatal robbery.

The Palm Beach Post  reports that 22-year-old Harut Saroyan was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to a reduced manslaughter charge as part of a deal with prosecutors. He had been facing a first-degree murder charge.

Authorities say Saroyan, 30-year-old James Jones and 23-year-old Desmond Davis tried to rob 65-year-old Lucanes Joseph outside his Delray Beach home in February. A physical fight between Jones and Joseph ended with Joseph being shot.

Davis was sentenced to 15 years in January after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Jones' first-degree murder trial is set to begin next week.