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Warren man sentenced to 10 years in prison for beating his girlfriend's father to death

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WARREN, Ohio - A man accused of beating his girlfriend's father to death attempted to persuade a judge that the crime he committed was in-part self defense.

Jarred Watson, 28, went before a judge for sentencing on Thursday.

"I do deserve some jail time, but not like what you're talking and stuff like that," Watson says.

Watson, who is accused of beating 57-year-old George Myers to death, told the judge they were both drunk at the time of the fight.

Watson claims it was Myers who antagonized him.

"I got up and I half-way defended myself. I shouldn't have went that far with it and I truly am sorry. I think about it all the time," says Watson.

The judge, looking over the coroners report, questioned how self defense could cause a lacerated liver, spleen and multiple rib fractures.

"When I look at the pictures in the coroner's report and what this man suffered, there is no way to testify that was in self defense," says Judge Ronald Rice. "For you to stand up here and imply it was his fault because he was drunk and you can't throw him out is pretty offensive to the court as well as pretty offensive to the victim's family."

Family of the victim asked the judge to consider that the fight that killed Myers was not the first feud between the two men.

They showed the judge pictures of what the victim looked like after an argument the men had three years ago.

"We are hoping that you don't just give him the minimum, we know in our hearts he has no remorse for what he has done," says Nancy Carnahan, Myers' ex-wife.

Watson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

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