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UNIVERSITY STUDENT KILLED
Louisiana man gets 1 year in prison for involuntary manslaughter in W.Va. student's death
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:38 PM EST
A Louisiana man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of a Wheeling Jesuit University student.
Chandler also was fined $1,000. He will receive credit for time served since his Sept. 3 arrest in the attack that occurred three days earlier.
Prosecutors say the victim, 21-year-old Kevin Figaniak of Perkasie, Pa., was beaten during an argument and died the next day.
As part of his plea, Chandler agreed to testify against 22-year-old co-defendant Craig Tyler Peacock, 22, of Clewiston, Fla.
Chandler and Peacock worked in the oil and gas industry.