PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Brentwood man who was found guilty of killing his roommate over stolen beer has been ordered to serve house arrest and probation.READ MORE: Water Main Break Shuts Down Portion Of Lewis Run Road In West Mifflin
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday that 35-year-old Justin Vankirk was sentenced to one year of house arrest followed by three years probation.
Vankirk was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in November 2017 for the death of 58-year-old Charles Parker.READ MORE: Allegheny County Police Investigating Shooting In Swissvale
In 2016, Vankirk told police Parker stole some of his beer, and the two got into a physical fight where Vankirk hit Parker several times in the face and head.
Vankirk left Parker lying on the dining room floor, and when he returned home the next day, he found Parker not breathing and called 911.MORE NEWS: UPMC Children's Hospital Named One Of The Best Children's Hospitals In The Country
The medical examiner determined Parker died from blunt force trauma sustained while Vankirk was assaulting him.