REDWOOD CITY -- A San Carlos man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday for the fatal beating of a 48-year-old man outside a Belmont bar.
Joseph Patrick Kaufman, 23, was convicted last month in the April 29, 2013 killing of Barney Hanepen outside Belmont's Lariat Tavern. The fight, which reportedly took place over Hanepen's female friend, left the man with a broken vertebrae, eye orbit fractures and bleeding in the brain after being punched in the face and kicked repeatedly in the head and torso.
Left alone and bloodied on the ground, Hanepen got up and stumbled from outside the bar at 1428 El Camino Real to the 800 block of Broadway, where he collapsed into unconsciousness, prosecutors said. He died May 2 at Stanford Hospital, three days after the attack.
Kaufman pleaded no contest April 24 to voluntary manslaughter on condition he spend no more than 14 years behind bars, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.Kaufman's attorney did not return calls for comment.
Kaufman was denied probation and given credit for 448 days time served, Wagstaffe said. The man will also pay about $5,000 in restitution to the victim's family members.