VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for fatally beating a man who considered him a friend.
Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Henry Richard Daufelt of Virginia, Minnesota, got the maximum sentence allowed under state guidelines Monday. He pleaded guilty in July to unintentional second-degree murder.READ MORE: Neighbors Band Together To Help Princeton Family After Home Explosion
Prosecutors sought the maximum sentence. They say Daufelt admitted he unintentionally caused the death of David Super while assaulting him.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect Friday Afternoon, Evening Severe Storms Possible
Super’s body was found in a Virginia apartment on May 6 after police and paramedics were called about a man not breathing.
A witness told police she wanted to get the victim help during the beating, but he told her no because Daufelt was his best friend.MORE NEWS: Woodbury Man Charged With 8 Felony Counts Of Child Pornography
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