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Man Gets 10 Years In SC Teen’s Beating

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File photo of a gavel in a courtroom.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The eighth suspect in the 2011 beating of a Columbia teen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Nineteen-year-old Yahquann Gantt was sentenced Thursday on charges of aggravated assault and battery, robbery and criminal conspiracy. Gantt will get credit for being in jail since his arrest in June 2011.

Eighteen-year-old Carter Strange was attacked as he jogged through the Five Points area to get home before his parents’ midnight curfew.

Police say Strange was attacked by four teens while four others were waiting in a nearby car and did nothing to stop or report the assault.

Vicki Strange told Circuit Judge Michael Nettles that her son’s beating has changed her family forever.

After the attack, more surveillance cameras were installed in the neighborhood near the University of South Carolina.

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