Archive for Sunday, January 8, 2012

Men enter pleas for roles in fatal Salina beating

January 8, 2012


SALINA — Two 20-year-old Salina men have entered no contest pleas in the fatal beating of a man after a sidewalk fight.

Justin R. Taddiken and Xavier E. Lewis were found guilty Friday after entering the pleas in Saline County for their role in the death of 48-year-old Robert Unselt.

The Salina Journal reported that Taddiken faces a Feb. 17 sentencing for aggravated battery. And Lewis was placed on probation for misdemeanor battery.

Another man, 19-year-old Tyeler Cookson, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in June and is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 17. Charges were dropped in April against a fourth man.

Unselt died after a Jan. 9 fight with several young people outside a Salina home.


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