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Man, 56, sentenced to life for beating Harrisburg man to death with hammer

Jonathan Cornish

Jonathan Cornish

A 56-year-old man was convicted Thursday of beating a Harrisburg man to death with a hammer.  Jonathan Cornish, of Harrisburg, was sentenced to life in prison for killing 50-year-old Jose Vazquez in February 2013.

Authorities say Vazquez had invited Cornish into his home along the 1500 block Vernon Street when Cornish beat him to death with a hammer.

A Dauphin County jury found Cornish guilty of first degree murder following a four day trial.