NJ Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Videotaped Beating of Homeless Man

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    A 22-year-old man was sentenced to three years in New Jersey state prison for the videotaped beatings of a homeless man in 2011. Sheldon Dutes reports.

     

    A New Jersey man captured on video beating a homeless man days before Christmas in 2011 has been sentenced to three years.

    Authorities say Taylor Giresi was filmed by a teenage friend as he beat David Ivins in Wall Township.

    Ivins, who with his thick beard and layers of clothes, was a familiar sight in Wall, Belmar and Lake Como.

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    The videotape, which was posted on YouTube, showed Giresi punching and kicking Ivins in the face, bloodying his nose, before telling him, "Merry Christmas."

    Giresi appeared in a Monmouth County court Friday morning to be sentenced on charges including aggravated assault.

    He admitted he was wrong and said he has already apologized to Ivins.