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Man sentenced to 35 years in 2013 Pomona beating death

A man was sentenced Sept. 2 to 35 years in prison for second-degree murder in a fatal beating in Pomona in 2013. 

Andre Lamont Swafford was found guilty in September 2015 in the killing of Vincent Lewis Clardy.

On Oct. 9, 2013, Swafford went to his girlfriend’s Pomona home, where he got into a fight with Clardy, the prosecutor said. During the fight, Swafford choked Clardy, who was 40, until he passed out. An hour later, Clardy died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to court testimony. 

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