Man gets 25 years for fatal beating in Keeseville

ELIZABETHTOWN (AP) – A man convicted of taking part in the fatal beating of another man in northern New York last summer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague says 20-year-old Scott Denno was sentenced in county court, where he was found guilty in May of first-degree manslaughter and felony gang assault.

A second man convicted of the same charges, 37-year-old Michael Rivers, is still awaiting sentencing for the death of Robert Rennie.

The 45-year-old Rennie was kicked and beaten to death in the eastern Adirondack village of Keeseville on Aug. 26.

Authorities said the leader of the attack was 40-year-old Paul Taylor, who’s charged with second-degree murder. His trial is pending.

Rivers, Denno and Taylor are from Keeseville, which was also Rennie’s hometown.