Anderson man gets 20 years for fatal beating

July 9, 2013
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An Anderson man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for an attack that led to the death of his father-in-law has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. Scott Atherton, 37, was sentenced Monday in the December attack that killed 66-year-old Douglas Gorbett and injured Atherton's wife. Gorbett suffered a heart attack following what was called a "savage" beating at the hands of Atherton.


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