ANDERSON – A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for beating another man to death with a baseball bat in Anderson.
Officials say Andy Steve Roach was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to murder in the death of Steven Ross Hughes.
Authorities said the 50-year-old Hughes was found on the floor of an abandoned building in July 2010. He had been beaten in the head.
Roach was arrested nearby. Authorities say he called 911 to report the killing and told investigators he had beaten Hughes because Hughes threatened to kill him.
Earlier this year, a man’s body was found in the basement of the same building, his head, feet and hands cut off. Authorities say they don’t think the two killings are related.