Photo via Wikimedia Commons
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One of two homeless men convicted in the beating and stomping death of a fellow transient outside a fast-food restaurant in downtown Los Angeles was sentenced Monday to 11 years in prison.

Derek Miller, 31, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the Feb. 7, 2015, death of Derrick Hamilton.

Co-defendant Charles Allender, 42, was charged along with Miller and convicted of second-degree murder following a trial. He is set to be sentenced Dec. 7 and is facing 37 years to life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The pair beat and stomped the 45-year-old victim in the parking lot of the restaurant in the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue. Hamilton died at a hospital.

—City News Service

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