Prison sentence for Detroit man who killed 86-year-old lottery winner


DETROIT – A 20-year-old Detroit man could spend at least the next 23 years in prison for murdering an 86-year-old lottery winner.

Quanzell Hood, who pled guilty to second degree murder last month, was charged with beating Arthur Neal to death in an attempt to take the money he won in the lottery. Hood was sentenced to 23-50 years in prison on Friday.

Neal was found dead in the basement of a home on Mansfield Street on Feb. 1. An autopsy revealed that he had been stabbed to death.

Hood was charged with first degree murder and felony murder in February. He took a plea deal to get the lesser 2nd degree murder conviction.