AITKIN -- A 35-year-old Finlayson man found guilty in the death of his brother was sentenced in Aitkin County District Court to more than eight years in prison.
Christopher M. Dennis was sentenced Monday by Judge John Solien to 98 months prison with credit for time served, which will lower Dennis' prison time to about seven years.
Dennis was found guilty Sept. 20 of first-degree assault in connection with the Aug. 13, 2000, death of his 45-year-old brother Craig Dennis at a mobile home park in Aitkin.
According to the criminal complaint a neighbor had witnessed a man who looked like Christopher Dennis severely beating Craig Dennis. The two brothers, along with two other people, were at the mobile home park having a party and all had consumed significant amounts of alcohol.
Autopsy reports showed Craig Dennis died of traumatic abdominal injuries.
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