A Baton Rouge man accused of clubbing another man to death with a bottle of gin in 2012 was convicted Thursday of manslaughter.
Leroy Woods, 50, who lived on North 32nd Street at the time of his arrest, faces up to 40 years in prison in the death of Joseph Beathley.
Witnesses told police Woods had an argument with Beathley, then hit him on the head with a gin bottle he had been drinking from.
Beathley had a large, bloody contusion on his left eye, an arrest affidavit states.
Woods told police an argument between himself and Beathley escalated into a fistfight, the affidavit says.
Woods admitted punching Beathley in the face multiple times, but said Beathley was still alive after he went down.