New York man gets prison for nursing home death

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man will spend 17 years in prison for beating his nursing home roommate to death.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced the sentence Wednesday for 67-year-old Thomas Yarnavick.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in May.

The roommate, 71-year-old Jailall Singh, was clubbed in the head with a wheelchair footrest on Oct. 30 in Rockaway Park.

Authorities say that after the beating, the defendant put the bloody footrest in a laundry hamper.

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