KENOSHA (WKOW) – A 38-year-old man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his father with a guitar in Kenosha.
Brian Novak was convicted of second-degree intentional homicide with a dangerous weapon in the death of 59-year-old Michael Novak.
Authorities said the son punched, stomped and beat him in the head with an electric guitar on September 1, 2010 at the father's house.
Brian Novak and his girlfriend had been living with him.
Officials said the bludgeoning happened after several months of conflict between them. According to the authorities, the conflict included the father's sexual interest in the son's girlfriend.
According to the Kenosha News, Novak also received 15 years of extended supervision after release from prison.
Novak was originally charged with first-degree intentional homicide, but jurors during a June trial accepted the lesser charge because they believed he was adequately provoked.
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