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Man Convicted Of Beating On Capitol Hill

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(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of a vicious beating in Washington’s Capitol Hill neighborhood has been convicted by a jury.

A D.C. Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted Tommy Branch of beating Thomas Maslin, who was left with severe brain injuries after the Aug. 18 attack.

Maslin was struck with a BB gun and robbed of his credit card and cell phone. Two other men, 18-year-old Sunny Kuti of southeast Washington and 19-year-old Michael Moore of Landover, Md., were also accused in connection with the attack.

Moore pleaded guilty and testified during the trial. He said the robbery was Branch’s idea.

Branch faces a maximum of about 30 years in prison at sentencing July 2.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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