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Panhandle Man Sentenced to Life for Severe Beating

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.


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