Two R.I. men get prison for lottery-related beating death

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Two Rhode Island men are headed to prison for beating a man to death aboard a sailboat over lottery winnings.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says Richard Baribault was sentenced Friday to life plus ten years. Troy Gunderway received a 55-year term with 35 years to serve.

Baribault was convicted this summer of murder and other offenses in the 2015 death of 70-year-old Fernando Silva. Gunderway pleaded guilty to similar charges in March.

Prosecutors say the Warwick men went to the marina to rob Silva, also known as "Captain Fredy," on his boat after he won several hundred dollars playing Keno.

Silva was beaten in the process and died of his injuries.

Prosecutors say Gunderway later piloted the boat into Warwick Cove and abandoned it. The harbormaster later found Silva's decomposed body.

 

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