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Mainer to Serve 7 Years For Fatal Crowbar beating
07/17/2013 02:07 PM ET  

An auto mechanic convicted in the fatal crowbar beating of a neighbor is going to prison for seven years.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ Peter Robinson, of Bradford, was sentenced Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. WABI-TV says the judge imposed a 14-year sentence but suspended half of it. He's also sentenced to four years of probation.

Robinson was convicted of manslaughter in the November 2011 death of 71-year-old David Trask.

There was bad blood between Robinson and Trask and his family members before an altercation turned deadly. Robinson testified that he though Trask's cellphone holder was a gun holster before he grabbed the crowbar from the older man and beat him with it.

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