- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 4½ years in prison after convicting him of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man whose head was impaled on a fence.

Cook County Judge Matthew Coghlan sentenced 35-year-old Willie Hubbard on Monday after convicting him during a March bench trial.

Police said 48-year-old Edward James Scott was harassing guests at a party on June 16, 2013, when Hubbard punched him in the face. The blow caused Scott to lose his balance, resulting in his head becoming impaled on a wrought iron fence near an eye, police said.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1ctRT92 ) Scott later died at a hospital. A coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Hubbard must serve one year of mandatory supervised release after completing his sentence.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://chicago.suntimes.com/

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