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Calgary Man Sentenced In Frying Pan Death

08/17/2015 06:03 EDT | Updated 08/17/2015 06:59 EDT
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CALGARY — A man convicted in the death of a college student who was hit in the head with a frying pan has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Gatleak Thor Metkurjock was 20 when he died in January 2012 at a Calgary house party. The Sudanese student had been asked to leave the home, but refused to comply.

An autopsy confirmed that Metkurjock, who was left outside in the cold, died of blunt force trauma.

The 20-year-old man who was sentenced Monday was a youth at the time and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

He has 2 1/2 years left to serve following time spent in a youth facility.

A second man, Anthony Brothers, was convicted of second-degree murder last month in the same case.

Metkurjock's brother, Chatim, was in court to read a victim impact statement. He cried as he described how his brother raised him when they fled war-torn Sudan.

"I will never be the same again,'' he said. `"Gatleak's murder took everything from me -- being happy doesn't seem right anymore.''

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