EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Sentenced To Life In Prison For Beating Death
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Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Oct. 25, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 25, 2013 6:39 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
A man convicted of first-degree murder for the beating death of a man with disabilities was sentenced Friday morning in Cabell County to life in prison with no mercy.
Edward "Jesse" Dreyfuse was found guilty for beating Otis Clay Jr. in April 2012. Several witnesses testified during his trial last week that Dreyfuse was upset over a drug deal gone bad, and that he took out his anger on Clay using a baseball bat. Clay died a few weeks later from blunt force trauma.
It took the jury about 20 minutes to come to an agreement and recommend life in prison with no mercy. Dreyfuse will not have the chance for parole.
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