Man sentenced to five years for fatally beating a man who made fun of his haircut

Perez Green, the man who pleaded guilty to the fatal beating of James Harling in April, was sentenced to five years in prison as a part of a plea deal.

It took nearly three months for sentencing to take place after he pleaded guilty. From the day he pleaded guilty to the day he was sentenced, a status hearing was vacated, and delays in sentencing took place three times.

Charging documents indicate that Harling had made fun of Green saying he had a little boy’s haircut. Witnesses then said Green picked up a metal chair and beat him over the head multiple times. Harling was found unconscious with trauma to his head. He was then taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.




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