Iowa City man gets 25 years for beating to death his father

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man has been given 25 years in prison for beating to death his father.

Johnson County District Court records say 31-year-old Flannery Kennedy-Meier was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Prosecutors had reduced the charge from first-degree murder in exchange for Kennedy-Meier’s plea.

Kennedy-Meier was arrested Nov. 13, 2017, after police were called to an Iowa City residence and found the injured Meier. Officers say Kennedy-Meier had hit his father in the head with a weapon, causing a skull fracture and brain bleeding.

Meier died of his injuries on Dec. 4, 2017, and an autopsy blamed the November beating.

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