Over 30 Years in Prison For Deadly Beating

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

LANSING - A man who participating a beating outside a downtown Lansing bar that led to a death was sentenced to at least 33 years in prison. Donald Suttle Jr. received the 33-50 year sentence in a Lansing courtroom Wednesday morning. Suttle was convicted of second degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Travis Peterson outside Brannigan Brothers tavern on Washington Avenue in the early morning hours of News Year's day. Suttle worked as a bouncer at Brannigan Brothers. Another man, Austin Smith, who also worked for Brannigan Brothers, is scheduled for trial in January.
Prosecutors say the men severely beat Peterson on a sidewalk, after Peterson was thrown out of the bar. Peterson, who suffered a skull fracture, died two days later.

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  • by Name Location: Location on Dec 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    Isn't the bar already closed?
  • by Ed Location: lansing on Dec 20, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    I believe their were 4 people envolved close down the bar.
  • by Blake Location: Location on Dec 20, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    Sounds like justice has been served on this case! Two men continually beating a man AFTER he was succesfully ejected from the bar is nothing more than THUG behavior! Kudos to the Judicial System!
  • by mike Location: lansing on Dec 19, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    Shut down the bar.
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