Cape Coral man gets life sentence for killing father

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Leroy Taylor Jr. (Photo via Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

FORT MYERS, Fla. A Cape Coral man was sentenced to life in prison for beating his father to death.

Leroy Taylor Jr., 59, was convicted of second-degree murder for killing his 91-year-old father in 2012.

The body of Leroy Taylor Sr., an Air Force combat veteran, was beaten, doused in gasoline and set ablaze, prosecutors said. Taylor Sr.’s friends found his body at his home.

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