Anderson man gets 20 years for fatal beating

July 9, 2013

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.