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Man sentenced to 16 years in beating death

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34-year-old Matthew Allan Stroker 34-year-old Matthew Allan Stroker

A Colorado Springs man is sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to reckless manslaughter and other charges in the beating death of a man in January.

34-year-old Matthew Allan Stroker was also charged with second degree assault in the death of 39-year-old Edward Eugene Lyles in an incident that started back on January 3, 2017.

Lyles was found unresponsive in the 4300 block of Northpark Drive the next and was hospitalized with head injuries. He official died from his injuries on January 10 and El Paso County Coroner's Office ruled the manner of death a homicide.

Stroker was initially charged with second degree murder, he pleaded to the lesser charge on Thursday afternoon and was immediately sentenced. 

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