Jury recommends 27 years in prison for man's role in Mattingly's death

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Adrian Benton formal sentencing is scheduled for July 8

By Jennifer Hewlett

The Lexington Herald-Leader

A Fayette Circuit jury has recommended 27 years in prison for Adrian Benton, 31, for his role in the death of John Mattingly III, a Marion County native and UK student who died in 2006.

Benton was found guilty on Tuesday of complicity to second-degree manslaughter complicity to commit robbery, two counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, second-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree wanton endangerment.

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