VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A former U.S. Navy sailor who killed a man with a dumbbell while on a “crack bender” will serve nearly 6 years in prison.
Jason Jablonski was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years with four years and four months suspended, after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter back in October.
Jablonski, a 12-year Navy veteran who was married with three kids at the time, beat Bryant with a dumbbell and pushed it down on Bryant’s neck until he stopped moving, police say.
Friends said Bryant was “a loving son, a loving father, a loyal friend. Just an all-around good person that everyone enjoyed being around.”