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January 8, 2013

Update: Mankato man to serve at least 10 years for brutal beating

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MANKATO —

Murilla had told the probation officer preparing his pre-sentence investigation that he planned to use prison programs to improve himself so his life will be better when he gets out in about 10 years. Jass said that was a positive thing.

“Your actions in this case toward the victim were brutal and viscous,” Jass said. “I sincerely hope that’s sufficient time for you to make the changes you need.”

Murilla’s family was in the courtroom. His sisters, Amber Murilla and Jessica Fleck, said the sentence was “ridiculous.” They said there was more to the story that Jeno hadn’t told investigators.

“Everyone involved was using drugs,” Fleck said. “It was all about drugs and nobody could get their story straight. It’s truly sad but, when drugs get involved, that’s what happens.”

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