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South Bend man receives 55-year sentence for killing roommate

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--A South Bend man is headed to prison for killing his roommate.

Today a judge sentenced 32-year-old Elex Baltazar to 55 years behind bars. A jury found him guilty of murdering Miguel Rivera back in September.

Police say Baltazar had beaten Rivera to death with a baseball bat. His body was found floating in the St. Joseph River in May 2010.

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