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Downtown slayer sentenced for beating death

By Candice Dehnbostel

A man convicted of beating to death a financial services manager in Minneapolis in 2005 was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison.

Brian Kidd Trimble was convicted last month of second-degree unintentional murder and first-degree manslaughter in the death of Thomas Dahl, reported WCCO.

The sentence of 16 years and three months given by District Judge Gary Larson was at the midpoint of sentencing guidelines for a defendant with Trimble's background, according to the Pioneer Press.

Trimble is an “admitted thief and crackhead,� according to the Star Tribune.