- Associated Press - Saturday, February 13, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who was 17 when he and an accomplice were accused of beating a man to death has been found guilty by a judge of lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Prosecutors in Dayton initially charged the now-18-year-old man with adult counts of murder and felonious assault, but the judge decided the slaying didn’t rise to that level.

The man was accused along with 23-year-old Harley Farrell of beating 35-year-old Ryan Adams to unconsciousness in Dayton on June 8, 2014, and stealing his wallet and Nike shoes. Adams died at a hospital six weeks later.

Farrell previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges, and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

Both men will be sentenced Feb. 24.

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