Jan 13, 2011 9:42 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Man gets 40 years in Louisiana beating death

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old man who admitted to
beating a Lake Charles man to death in August of 2009, has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.
Judge Kent Savoie said Wednesday a lesser sentence "would deprecate the seriousness" of the offense.
Phillip Cooks of Lake Charles pleaded guilty Sept. 27 in the death of 58-year-old Robert Cannon.


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