- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for beating another man to death with a pipe outside a Hudson Valley bar and restaurant.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1QOZpcY ) that Alvaro Ramos-Lopez was sentenced Thursday in Orange County Court. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in August.

Prosecutors say he bludgeoned 40-year-old Armando Soriano-Martel on April 3 outside the Rey Del Pollo Bar and Restaurant in the city of Newburgh.

Soriano-Martel, a native of Honduras, later died at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh.

Ramos-Lopez apologized to the victim’s brother in court, and says he acted in self-defense.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com

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