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Man gets 14 years in prison for deadly attack on stranger

Quinton James appears in court in Bakersfield, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to be sentenced in a deadly attack. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A man was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison for a deadly attack on a stranger.

Quinton James previously pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

He and his accomplice, Guadalupe Ruiz, went up to Abel Prendiz and began to attack him in 2015. Prendiz was a stranger to both men.

Ruiz ultimately kicked Prendiz in the head with a steel-toe boot, causing Prendiz to a die a few weeks later, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office.

Ruiz was sentenced in October to 18 years to life in prison on a second-degree murder conviction.

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