- Associated Press - Friday, July 7, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teen faces at least 25 years in prison for his part in a fatal beating and stabbing.

A state attorney’s office statement says 19-year-old Jonathan Raymond Ruffini pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and other charges as part of a deal with prosecutors. The 25-year sentence is contingent on future cooperation.

Authorities say Ruffini, 24-year-old Hunter Michael Tyson and a teenage girl went to 58-year-old Ted Lee’s Fort Myers home in July 2016. Lee was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed. His body was later found outside a Manatee County church. The three suspects were eventually arrested in Kansas and extradited back to Florida.

Tyson was sentenced to 40 years last month for second-degree murder and other charges. A case is still pending against the minor girl.

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