AUSTIN (KXAN) - The man convicted in the punching death of an Austin architect last year agreed to a 10-year prison sentence, his lawyer said Friday.
Barrett Hansen, who was among the lawyers representing Preston Joe Sharpnack during the trial, confirmed the agreement but declined to elaborate
Sharpnack was convicted July 15 of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the attack that happened in September 2012.
Matthew Christopher Casey, 35, died a week after suffering an injury when he was allegedly punched by the suspect, fell backwards and hit his head on the concrete.
Sharpnack, 23, was originally charged with manslaughter, but the charge was reduced to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during the trial.
Sharpnack told police last year that he and a female friend got into an argument with Casey and his group after asking the men for spare change.
Sharpnack said at the time that the men followed him and his female friend as they were walking towards the ARCH and that is where the physical altercation occurred. He told detectives he was trying to defend the woman that was with him.
Emergency agencies from all over Hays County will be out in full force Friday at Dripping Springs Middle School as they take a new training approach to protect the lives of children.
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Two school buses and a car crashed on eastbound Parmer Lane near Ranch Road 620 on Friday morning but there were no reports of injuries.
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