Man sentenced for beating death

A Kanawha County judge ruled on Friday that 28-year old Ernest Lyle Young Jr. will spend up to 20 years in prison for the beating death of 81-year old Wilfred Naylor of Kellys Creek. Prosecutors said Young bludgeoned Naylor to death with a police baton. Young alleged that Naylor was making sexual advances toward him the night of the killing, and a psychologist hired by the defense said there was a history of sexual abuse there. A grand jury indicted Young last year on charges of first-degree murder, and he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in July.