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Florida man gets 10 years for fatal beating

Shaquille Jadon Mothersill
Posted at 12:44 PM, Jun 27, 2019

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.