WARREN, OHIO: A Northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the fatal beating of his girlfriend’s father, who had eight ribs and almost every bone in his face broken in the onslaught.
Even as he was being sentenced Thursday in Warren, Jarred Watson claimed he acted in self-defense and that the victim, 57-year-old George L. Myers, was an “uncontrollable drunk.”
The Youngstown Vindicator reports that the 29-year-old Watson was indicted on murder and felonious assault. He was allowed to plead guilty in September to voluntary manslaughter, which carries a lesser penalty than murder.
Myers was found dead May 19 in the backyard of the house that Watson, his girlfriend Cassie Myers and George Myers shared.