Man Killed a Woman After Punching Her For Calling Him The 'N' Word
Robert Coleman, 27, has been convicted of second-degree murder for throwing a punch that killed a 39-year-old woman.
Photo: Alexandria Detention Center

A Virginia man who says he punched a woman because she called him the n-word has been convicted of second-degree murder. On Monday an Arlington, Va., jury recommended that Robert Coleman, 27, serve 10 years behind bars for the death of Fedelia Montiel-Benitez, who died in July.

But the circumstances of Montiel-Benitez’s death were hotly contested by the prosecution and Coleman’s lawyers, who expressed disappointment that their client wasn’t given a manslaughter charge.

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