Jacob Howe pleads guilty to manslaughter

An Amarillo man will spend the next 20 years in prison for the beating death of his grandfather.

23 year old Jacob Howe pleaded guilty to manslaughter this morning the 47th District Court of Potter County.

Howe beat to death 72 year old David Spurgeon on July 4th of last year.

Police say the beating happened as Spurgeon tried to prevent his grandson from committing suicide.

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