Man who beat his younger brother to death gets six years in prison
VISTA (CNS) – A Minnesota man who beat his younger brother to death during a fight over noise at their father’s San Marcos home was sentenced Tuesday to six years in state prison.
Michael Vincent Young, 57, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his 51-year-old sibling, Robb.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the defendant confronted the victim about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 19 and accused him of being too noisy at their father’s home in the 1700 block of Victoria Way.
An argument and fistfight ensued, and the scuffling brothers wound up in the front yard, where the younger one was knocked out, sheriff’s Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said.
The defendant went back inside, leaving his brother on the ground. About 40 minutes later, he went outside to check on his sibling and discovered he was not breathing, the lieutenant said.
The defendant tried to revive his brother, then flagged down a passing motorist and asked her to call 911. The woman’s husband and paramedics also tried in vain to save the victim, who was declared dead at a hospital.
An autopsy showed that the victim, also a Minnesota resident, died of blunt-force head injuries.