The sentence given to Juan Manual González-González, 51, was above the standard term for manslaughter because the jury found José Guadalupe García-Sevilla was acting as a good Samaritan when he was killed.
As Garcia approached the stalled van last June, Gonzalez punched him in the face. Garcia fell back, hit his head on the ground and died the next day of brain injuries.
González was convicted of manslaughter in February in Chelan County Superior Court and also convicted of assaulting and attempting to disarm a Wenatchee police officer who arrived at the scene.
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