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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man has pleaded guilty in connection with the baseball bat beating death of a man New Year’s Day.

District Attorney Jon David says Boyd Harrelson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Nov. 13. Harrelson had been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Hartford Talmadge “Tee” Sellers III. Sellers died three days after the attack.

Harrelson was sentenced to 21 to 35 months in prison, but the sentenced was suspended, which means he won’t have to serve more time. He did received 235 days credit for the time he’s been in jail since his arrest. He is also sentenced to three years supervised probation.

Prosecutors say they dropped charges against three other men, including Harrelson’s son, in connection with the attack.

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