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Man Gets Life Sentence for Fatal Beating, Stabbing

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 13:37:00-04

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating and stabbing a man in the Florida Panhandle and taking the man's car.

The Pensacola News Journal (https://goo.gl/YrFWbK ) reports that 29-year-old Taikwan Crosby was sentenced Friday. He was convicted in January of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Crosby and 60-year-old James Faucett met at an Escambia County gas station in April 2013. Surveillance video shows the men leave together in Faucett's car. Faucett was killed a short time later, and police found Crosby driving Faucett's car several days later.

Defense attorneys claimed Crosby was defending himself against unwanted sexual advances.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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