Missouri man gets life in prison for Iowa murder

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in an Iowa prison for the beating death of another Missouri man.

The Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/GMfcGd) that 26-year-old Tyler Hobbs, of St Francisville, Mo., was sentenced on Friday.

Hobbs was convicted last month of killing 40-year-old Shawn Wright, of Kahoka, Mo., in November 2010. A witness testified that Hobbs struck Wright in the head with a mallet several times after Wright hit on Hobbs' girlfriend several times.

District Court Judge Mary Ann Brown also ordered Hobbs to pay $150,000 to Wright's estate and $10,817 to the Iowa crime victims fund.

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