By Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 42-year-old man who punched a stranger during an argument causing him to fall and later die has been sentenced to 6 1/3 years in prison.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that Robert Lewis Browne pleaded guilty Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court to the second-degree manslaughter of William “Cougar” Burleigh.

Prosecutors say Browne and Burleigh argued last October leading Browne to punch the 38-year-old. Burleigh was knocked off the sidewalk and into the street where his head struck the ground.

Burleigh was found by Portland Rescue Mission workers across the street from the homeless shelter. He had been on the ground for some time and someone had riffled through his pockets and taken his pants. He died two days later in the hospital.


Information from: The Oregonian,

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