2 guilty in death of homeless Reno man
August 28, 2008
RENO ” Two men have pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for stomping a homeless man to death in what a prosecutor called an alcohol-fueled “thrill seeking spree.”
Christopher Michael Maciolek, 20, and Finley Byrdette Fultz, 19, face up to 10 years in prison when sentenced in October for the Sept. 3 beating death of James Markham Beasley.
Beasley, 55, was sleeping in Brick Park downtown when the pair screamed they were “Aryan soldiers” and kicked Beasley in the head several times and stomped on his head and torso, police said.
“These are the nastiest kids I have dealt with, who go around hurting and beating people for some thrill,” Deputy District Attorney Roy Stralla said Wednesday when the guilty pleas were entered.
“This is the worst case I have seen of man’s inhumanity of man.”