A Galloway Township man will be spending the next three decades in prison for killing his father in 2015.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says James Sopuch, Jr., was sentenced on December 6th. Almost one year ago, he pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the killing of 60-year-old James Sopuch, Sr.

Authorities say Sopuch, Sr., was found dead in his home at 96 Trotters Lane in Galloway Township on April 25, 2015. An investigation secured witness statements and evidence which ultimately led to the arrest of the victim’s only son, James Sopuch, Jr. Evidence determined that Sopuch, Jr., brutally beat his father to death with two baseball bats. An autopsy revealed that the victim died of blunt force trauma to his head, resulting in his death.

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