Detroit firefighter's beating death: 2nd man sentenced to at least 10 years in prison
David Madrigal beaten to death in December 2015
DETROIT – Christian Rasnick was sentenced Thursday morning to at least 10 years in prison for his role in Detroit firefighter David Madrigal's murder.
Madrigal was beaten to death in his home on Vaughn Street in December 2015. Police said an upstairs bedroom at the 59-year-old Detroit firefighter's home had been ransacked and a safe was missing.
Rasnick pleaded guilty to second degree murder in October, and the remaining charges were dismissed. He spoke before the judge sentenced him to 10-30 years in prison for his role in the murder. Madrigal's daughter and son also gave statements to the court.
Watch statements from Rasnick and Madrigal's son here:
Timmy Soto, 32, Nicole O'Neill, 33, and 19-year-old Rasnick all originally were charged with felony murder, armed robbery, arson and larceny. After Madrigal's murder and the home's ransacking, Soto and Rasnick stole Madrigal's SUV, drove it to an alley and set it on fire, prosecutors said.
Meanwhile, O'Neill's trial has been pushed back to March 8, 2017.
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