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Central Ohio man gets 16 years in fatal beating

COLUMBUS (AP) — A judge has sentenced a central Ohio man to 16 years in prison for his role in the fatal beating of a housemate last year.

Forty-one-year-old Lamont Evans Sr. was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to kidnapping and involuntary manslaughter in the November slaying of Ryan Wilson in Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that later Monday, the two other men who authorities say were with Evans at the time were arrested and charged in Wilson’s death.

Prosecutors say Evans and two companions demanded that the 38-year-old Wilson give them money. Then, prosecutors say, they trapped him in a bedroom before beating him until he collapsed.

Evans’ attorney says Evans suffers from schizophrenia and had not been taking his medication at the time of the beating.

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