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Iowa man sentenced to up to 60 years in prison for the beating death of 72-year-old man

Waterloo, IOWA – According to the court documents, his name is Martavis Tayshon Wise and he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter with a dangerous weapon and other charges.

The 30-year-old defendant was sentenced to up to 60 years in prison for the 2018 beating death of Johannes Rodenburgh.

Prosecutors say that he must serve at least 14 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

The defendant attacked his victim, beating and kicking him before slamming a child’s bike down on top of him.

The 72-year-old victim died a week later at a hospital.

This story will be updated as new information become available. 

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