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santee brothers get prison for beating homeless man to death

two santee brothers were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison friday for beating a homeless man to death in 2016, an act the judge called “sickening, disgusting.”austin mostrong, 22, got 20 years to life in prison after having pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a weapon in the death of 50-year-old george lowery, and a previous assault on another man.preston mostrong, 21, was given a 24-year prison term for voluntary manslaughter and mayhem causing great bodily injury.el cajon superior court judge daniel goldstein called the brothers “fighters, killers” who thought they were “masters of the universe and you could just beat down somebody.”“fact is, you guys were out of control,” he said.goldstein noted they had brutally attacked a santee fast-food worker over a parking lot incident months before the assault on lowery. they both were charged in that case, but the count was dismissed in a plea bargain for preston mostrong in the lowery case.deputy district attorney george modlin read a statement written by lowery’s wife and his daughter, who recalled him as “an amazing man, a kind soul, constantly laughing.”they said they held his hands day and night in the hospital, but he never regained consciousness before dying five days after the april 26, 2016 assault. he suffered a stroke during the beating.modlin said he hoped that while the brothers are in prison they would stop viewing lowery “as just some bum they took out.”he said austin mostron...