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Teen Accused of Beating Counselor Faces Sentencing Today

Teen Accused of Beating Counselor Faces Sentencing Today



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(KSL News) A teenager facing charges for the death of a Cedar City group home counselor will be sentenced today.

Jesse Simmons pleaded guilty to beating Anson Arnett with a baseball bat, locking him in a closet, and leaving him to die in March of 2003.

Simmons confessed to the crime as part of a deal with prosecutors. The state took the death penalty off the table and is recommending Simmons serve a 16 year prison sentence.

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