- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man will spend nearly five years behind bars for what prosecutors described as a random, brutal assault on a Philadelphia pedestrian who had sought his help.

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 26-year-old Baldwin Centeno to 57 months in prison for the attack near Independence Hall two years ago.

Authorities say Centeno, of Camden, N.J., was with his uncle when the victim approached to ask for help finding his car.

Authorities say the men began beating the victim for no reason, causing traumatic brain injuries, facial fractures and other injuries.

A jury convicted Centeno of assault. His uncle, 47-year-old Santos Centeno, was convicted in that attack and a second one that occurred in the same area four days later.

Santos Centeno will be sentenced May 5.

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