A man accused in the beating death of a homeless man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Jordan Strickland was convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery in the beating death of Stephen McGuire, 61, in April 2011.
McGuire's body was found behind a downtown hotel. Surveillance video showed a group of young men going into the alley where McGuire was sleeping and beating him.
James Crombaugh previously pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Devon Valentine pleaded guilty to criminal gang activity and was given a suspended sentence, but he violated his probation and is now serving two years.
Charges against Anthony Ober were dismissed.
McGuire's brother, Reginald McGuire, told RTV6's Derrik Thomas that he believes Strickland's sentence was just.
"He's just a kid who did something stupid," he said. "No amount of time can bring my brother back. Bitterness will destroy and kill me and make me like them."
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