Man Gets Jail Sentence After Pleading Guilty To Manslaughter


Saturday, July 14th 2007, 1:54 pm
By: News On 6


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ An Oklahoma City man will have to serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to the beating death of his father.

Fifty-one-year-old Michael Z. Dean pleaded guilty in Cleveland County District Court to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter. Dean originally was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mohamed Dean.

The elder Dean was hospitalized on May 2, 2006, after being hit in the head and abdomen with a rubber mallet. He died on May 21, 2006.

Michael Dean entered the guilty plea on Thursday and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with 10 years suspended.

Michael Dean is a citizen of Sri Lanka. When he's released from prison, he'll be turned over to U.S. Immigration officials for deportation.