Judge sentences 3 in fatal Bell County beating

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A judge has sentenced three people convicted in the fatal beating of an elderly eastern Kentucky man to 20 years each in prison.

The Middlesboro Daily News (http://bit.ly/13CBeX3) reports emotions were high in the courtroom on Monday when the sentences were handed down to Brian Hatfield, Candy Maiden and Debbie Partin. Each was convicted last month of complicity to commit murder and jurors recommended that each defendant serve 20 years.

The charges stem from the January 2008 beating of 91-year-old William Taylor of Frakes in Bell County. Taylor was able to walk to a neighbor's house for help after being attacked, but died a week later from injuries. Authorities have said the motive for the attack was theft

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