Man pleads guilty in Kutztown beating death

August 6, 2008 1:25:17 PM PDT
Prosecutors say an eastern Pennsylvania man charged in the beating death of a Kutztown University student pleaded guilty today. Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Gearhart, of Allentown, was charged with first-degree murder and related counts after allegedly beating 19-year-old Kyle Quinn with a large wooden chair leg.

Two brothers from Allentown, Kenneth and Terry Kline, have been charged with third-degree murder for their alleged role in the attack. Their trial is scheduled to begin in November.

Police have said Quinn, a sophomore from the Philadelphia suburb of Warminster, was apparently chosen at random.

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