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Larimer fatal-beating felon gets life in prison

| Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kathleen Durkin sentenced a man Tuesday to life in prison for the death of a woman who died 14 years after she was beaten.

A jury convicted Shawn Sadik, 38, in October of first-degree murder for the death of Mary Mitchell. Sadik and another man beat Mitchell in Larimer Park in 1993. Mitchell, brain-damaged and bedridden, lived in nursing homes until she died in 2007 at 50.

Durkin sentenced both men. Sadik and Stevenson Rose, 46, were convicted of aggravated assault and other charges in 1994 and sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. After Mitchell died, prosecutors charged the men with homicide. A different jury convicted Rose of third-degree murder; he was sentenced to 20 to 40 years.

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