Man sentenced to 40-years for beating death

Published 06/05 2013 05:39PM

Updated 06/06 2013 10:01AM

CHARLESTON -- A man is sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for beating another man to death during a motel robbery. Joshua Mefford, 25, was convicted of murdering Robert Montague.

Montague was working at the U.S. Grant Motel in Mattoon, in September. Police say Mefford entered the motel, beat him, and took a money bag.

Mefford pleaded guilty to the charges in May. He was sentenced Tuesday.

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