- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A northern Colorado man convicted of playing a role in the beating and stabbing death of another man has been sentenced to six years in prison.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports Matthew Tatti was sentenced Monday for the November 2016 death of Benjamin McKinley. A jury convicted Tatti of manslaughter instead of the more serious charge of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say he and Anthony Horne beat McKinley while the two co-defendants were drinking with other transients inside an abandoned building. Tatti is accused of providing the pocketknife Horne used to stab McKinley to death.

Horne pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 and was sentenced to 48 years in prison.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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