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Man behind Colorado Springs' first homicide of 2017 sentenced to 16 yrs

COLORADO SPRINGS - A man was sentenced to 16 years on Thursday for the death of a 39-year-old in Colorado Springs. 

Matthew Allen Stroker was arrested on January 8 for assaulting Edward Eugene Lyles. 

Back in January, Stroker was facing a 2nd-degree murder charge, but he pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter and 2nd-degree assault Thursday morning. 

Officers found Lyles unresponsive and with a head injury on January 4 in the 4300 block of North Park. 

CSPD said it was the first homicide in Colorado Springs for 2017. 

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