Lincoln Man Sentenced in 2010 Beating Death

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A Lincoln man charged with beating his ex-girlfriend to death has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.

William Pereira was sentenced Tuesday in Lancaster County District.

He pleaded no contest in March to second-degree murder.

The judge in the case said Pereira killed 19-year-old Alissa Magoon in December 2010 in a fit of jealous rage, suspecting her of seeing another man.

Prosecutors say Pereira, a 26-year-old immigrant from El Salvador, beat Magoon on the head with a piece of wood until her skull was exposed.