FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - 45-year-old Manuel Silva was found guilty of murder, and being a habitual offender.
Silva was charged with killing 24-year-old Christopher Deaton on the city's near north side.
The jury found Silva guilty of beating Deaton in the head with a baseball bat.
Deaton died about a week later.
Since Silva was convicted and the jury found that his criminal record qualifies him as a habitual offender, the judge will now add 30-years to his sentence.
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