TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally beating a transient.
Dusty McGee pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
A jury convicted him of first-degree murder last year in the May 2007 death of John Seeley, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the verdict and life with parole sentence in July.
Seeleys body was discovered in an abandoned apartment.
Police say Seeley threatened to report to police that he saw McGee and his brother, Leslie, steal copper from the apartment building.
Court records show Dusty McGee kicked Seeley in the head with steel-toed boots and assaulted him with a stick, a cabinet door and a television.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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