Ex-soldier sentenced in homeless man's beating

Riley Feller (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Riley Feller (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI (AP) - A former soldier from Kentucky has been sentenced to five years in the beating of a homeless man sleeping under a Cincinnati bridge.

Former Army Pvt. Riley Feller, 25, was sentenced Wednesday. Feller and three other men were charged in the April 2010, attack on 52-year-old John Johnson.

Johnson was hit with a baseball bat and pipe and suffered facial fractures. Authorities say the four were drinking and one suggested they "kick somebody's butt."

Feller was based at Fort Knox.

Two ex-soldiers from North Carolina, Travis Condor and Matthew MacMurtrie, were sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to lowered charges of misdemeanor assault.

Michael Hesson, who pleaded no contest to felonious assault, is to be sentenced Oct. 28.

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