Man pleads guilty to fatally beating his grandfather in 2020

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Luzerne County man pled guilty but mentally ill to the murder of his grandfather.

Joshua Bacon pled guilty to beating his 91-year-old grandfather, George Bacon to death in his Sweet Valley home in January of 2020.

At the time police said an alcohol and drug-fueled rage led to the attack.

Joshua Bacon was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for one count of criminal homicide and third-degree murder.

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