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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for killing a fan of a rival soccer team.
Francisco Pirir was convicted of helping stab and beat to death Kevin Diaz in 2014. Pirir said he acted at the behest of a local radio sports commentator.
Marlon Puente, a commentator known as "Pirulo," had egged on fans of the Club Municipal team to attack supporters of the rival Club Comunicaciones.
Pirir, a Municipal supporter, said "I did what Pirulo said."
Puente pleaded guilty to instigating a crime, and was sentenced to three years, but served only a couple of months before being allowed to pay a fine.
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