MILTON, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating a man so severely it caused permanent head injuries.
Timothy Donald Helton was sentenced Wednesday, following a Jan. 17 conviction in the May 2011 attack.
The Northwest Florida Daily News reports Helton beat two men in a Navarre home, striking one with a "homemade" weapon. He then left the home, but returned a short time later. Read the full article here, http://bit.ly/10cWnaP.
Officials say Helton got out of the truck with a metal pipe and threw it at the second man. The attack crushed the man's skull.
Doctors who testified at the trial said the second victim need a titanium plate inserted in his head.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.