Plea deal in death of GSU student


Statesboro, GA- A plea deal entered today may be the final chapter in the death of Georgia Southern University student Michael Gatto.

The Statesboro Herald reports, Grant James Spencer, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

Spencer, an off-duty employee of Rude Rudy’s and also a GSU student, was asked to escort Gatto from the bar in August of 2014.  Investigators say, Spencer then hit Gatto repeatedly. Gatto died of blunt force trauma.

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