Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Murder of Homeless Man

Associated Press

A young man who stole $7 and beer from a homeless man before kicking and stomping him to death in a city park has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

On Friday, 19-year-old Marc Steven Ewing was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 37-year-old James Lockery III. Lockery, an unemployed drywaller, was attacked on July 12, 2009, while he was asleep in the park.

Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan described the crime as particularly depraved and senseless. He sentenced Ewing to 70 years in prison with 20 years suspended, meaning that Ewing will spend about 50 years in prison.

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