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Flint man sentenced for killing former stepfather

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A Flint man has been sentenced to 40 to 75 years in prison for killing his 80-year-old former stepfather.

The Flint Journal reports 54-year-old Sampson Edward Marks was sentenced Tuesday in Genesee Circuit Court after he earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 18, 2013, death of Sammie McBroom.

Marks was initially charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery after McBroom was found dead in a home on the city's north side.

Flint police say McBroom, who was Marks' former stepfather through a previous marriage, died from blunt-force trauma to the head. State records show he was paroled July 10, 2012, and was under state supervision at the time of McBroom's death.

Marks served time in prison for multiple convictions, including breaking and entering.

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