Two suspects involved in beating death of an Austin man sentenced to prison time in Mower County District Court

Two of three suspects involved in the beating death of an Austin man at his residence in October of 2021 have been sentenced to prison time in Mower County District Court. 

Taylor

Williams

19-year old Nickalos Dewayne Taylor and 22-year old Tyrone James Williams, both of Austin, both pleaded guilty on September 16th to a felony charge of second-degree manslaughter, culpable negligence, creating unreasonable risk in the death of 75-year-old William Hall.

Taylor was sentenced Friday to 69 months in prison, with credit for 416 days already served, while Williams was sentenced Friday to 48 months in prison, with credit for 278 days already served.

Authorities reported that Taylor and Williams, along with 19-year old Francisco Javier Lagunes Silva of Austin, and a 12-year-old male went to Hall’s residence on October 12th, 2021 to steal marijuana and wound up killing him.  Court documents stated that a neighbor’s security camera recorded several young males near Hall’s residence on October 12th and captured audio indicating an encounter had taken place between Hall and the young males.

Lagunes Silva has also pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second-degree manslaughter, culpable negligence, creating unreasonable risk.  His sentencing in Mower County District Court is scheduled for January 19th, 2023.

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