A northwestern Washington state man who pleaded guilty to the death of his roommate was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Bellingham Herald reports 41-year-old Travis James Marshall was sentenced Thursday in a Bellingham courtroom after entering a guilty plea for second-degree murder.
Authorities say Marshall severely beat 53-year-old David Quintin Williams and left him outside for hours in March, causing his death. The two men were drinking that night and a fight ensued.
Authorities say Williams died from blunt force trauma to his head, loss of blood and exposure.
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Prosecutors and defense attorneys say Marshall did not intend to kill Williams.
Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis ordered Marshall to three years of probation and prohibited him from consuming alcohol in addition to the prison sentence.