Grand Rapids, Mich. Four men have been sentenced in the beating death of a small-college football player.
Eric Freeman, Luis Gaston, Milton Lopez and Ryan Simonson were sentenced Tuesday in a Grand Rapids courtroom in the January 2008 death of Jonathan “Jono” Krystiniak, a defensive lineman at Ottawa University in Kansas.
A jury convicted Freeman of manslaughter in March. Simonson, Lopez, and Gaston previously accepted plea deals. A fifth man, Casey Therriault, is already serving six months in jail as part of a plea agreement.
Freeman has been sentenced to 27 months to 15 years in prison, Gaston to a year in jail and five years of probation, and Lopez and Simonson both to one to three years in prison.
Lopez apologized at the hearing to Krystiniak’s mother, Susan Stariha.