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Teen killer gets 20 years for fatal beating

A teenager who beat a Spokane man to death in November 2009 has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison.

Nicholas X. Parrish pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt last week to 250 months in prison.

Police say Parrish was drunk when he and Justin A. Summa attacked Kent S. Moses, 60, in an alley behind Moses' home near Bridge Avenue and Nettleton Street on Nov. 29, 2009.

Moses later died at hospital. A shoe print on his face helped identify the suspects. Parrish returned to the alley after the beating to rifle through Moses’ pockets and beat him again.

Summa pleaded guilty in February to second-degree assault and was sentenced to five months in jail.

Parrish also is to pay $3,719 restitution. He remains in the Spokane County Jail waiting transport to prison.

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