Illinois man gets 32 years prison for beating a homeless man to death

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A 21-year-old Bloomington man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for his role in the beating death of a homeless man in 2014.

Tory Washington pleaded guilty to murder in September. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports Washington told Judge Robert Freitag at his sentencing hearing Friday that he couldn’t walk away from two others after they targeted 56-year-old Ronald Smith.

Anthony Davis-Dickson, 22,  was previously sentenced to 35 years in prison and Willie Chambers, 19, was sentenced to 42 years.

According to testimony, the decision to attack Smith came after a day of skateboarding and the consumption of alcohol and pills by the three men.

Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Alferink asked for 35 years, the maximum allowed under Washington’s plea agreement.

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