Two Sentenced To Up To 50 Years For Beating Death

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two 19-year-old Des Moines men have been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison for the beating death of another man last year.

The Des Moines Register reports that James Alon Shorter and Yarvon Nathaniel Russell were sentenced Friday. Both were found guilty in May of second-degree murder in the Aug. 25 beating death of Richard Daughenbaugh.

Court records say Daughenbaugh was killed after he honked his horn at a group of men. Shorter and Russell were among four men initially charged with first-degree murder in the death.

Kent Anthony Tyler III was convicted of second-degree murder in December and is serving a 50-year sentence. Another man, Le’Prese Derrion Williams, was acquitted by a jury in May.

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