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Luis Candelaria

Man convicted in 2010 beating death sent to prison

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A Park Rapids man convicted of killing his friend in a drunken brawl two years ago was sent to prison for 110 months Tuesday because he simply could not stop drinking and fighting.


Judge Paul Rasmussen said he was disappointed in Luis Candelaria, 49, when the judge imposed the stayed adjudication Tuesday in the 2010 death of Richard Hoskins.

At the time of Hoskins' death, Candelaria was under a court order not to drink.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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