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      Suspect in motel beating sentenced

      Paxton Barnett, 19

      One of the men accused of an August hotel beating has gotten probation for his part in the attack.

      A judge sentenced Paxton Barnett, 19, to 24 months probation last week after he pleaded guilty to trespassing. A judge also sentenced him to 180 days of periodic imprisonment, but stayed the sentence.

      Barnett was one of three men who went to the Bel Aire Motel, broke into a room to beat Jason Peyton, 21, of Canton. Click here for the original story.

      The two other suspects in the case are expected in court in the coming weeks. Click here to read more about the initial arrests.