SPENCER — A 21-year-old Spencer man was sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally beating another man during a burglary in northwest Iowa.
Christopher Fitzpatrick was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.
Police said they found Edward Kitto severely beaten in the backyard of a Spencer home on Aug. 27. Kitto, 59, died at a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital on Sept. 8.
Fitzpatrick had been charged with first-degree murder and had faced life in prison before taking a deal from prosecutors. — AP
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