Black Sentenced to 42 Years for Beating White Homeless Man to Death

October 27, 2015


One of three men who beat a homeless veteran to death in O’Neil Park in June 2014 has been sentenced to 42 years in prison.

Willie Chambers, 19, pleaded guilty earlier this year to the murder of Ronald Smith. The prosecution argued Chambers should receive 60 years, while the defense argued for 30 years.

Willie Chambers, Tory Washington and Anthony Davis-Dickson beat the White man to death last summer.

In a statement to the court, Chambers said he’s sorry for what happened and that he did not mean to kill Smith.

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