- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 16, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating a Miami man to death with a baseball bat in 1984.

The Miami Herald (https://goo.gl/XyY0Ck) reports that 61-year-old Rickey Roberts agreed to the sentence Tuesday after prosecutors said they’d waive the death penalty.

Authorities say Roberts beat 20-year-old George Napoles to death and then raped a teenage girl next to the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Roberts was initially convicted and sentenced to death in 1985, but years of legal wrangling have kept him from being executed.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com

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