Men Get Life for Beating Another Man and Burning Body

Posted at 4:00 AM, Feb 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-27 04:00:00-05

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Two central Florida men convicted of beating another man unconscious and then burning his body have been sentenced to life in prison.

A Highlands County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jonathan Rodriguez and 21-year-old Kenneth Felipe Jr. on Thursday. They were convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

Authorities say Rodriguez and Felipe were at a party in June 2012 when Felipe punched Aaron Doty, knocking him unconscious. Rodriguez the jumped on Doty and continued to beat him.

The Tampa Tribune ( reports that Rodriguez and Felipe burned Doty's body hours later while he was still alive, but unconscious.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune,