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Four men convicted in attack that killed Ottawa University football player

April 21, 2009

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— 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.

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Rachael Sudlow 4 years, 12 months ago

Is it possible we could get a less specific sentencing? 27 months to 15 years??? Really???

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