2 ex-soldiers plead in Ohio homeless man's beating

October 11, 2011 - 2:10 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two former soldiers have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in the beating of a homeless man sleeping under a Cincinnati bridge.

Former Army specialists Travis Condor and Matthew MacMurtrie from North Carolina pleaded guilty Tuesday and were sentenced to 90 days each with credit for time served. Calls seeking comment were left for their attorneys.

They were charged with two other men in the April 10, 2010, attack on 52-year-old John Johnson. He was hit with a baseball bat and pipe and suffered facial fractures.

The other men have pleaded no contest to felonious assault charges in the case. They have not been sentenced. Authorities say the four had been drinking and one of them suggested that they go out and "kick somebody's butt."