Springfield man sentenced in double murder case

Kyle Bonaparte.
Kyle Bonaparte.

A Springfield man convicted of killing two people was sentenced to two consecutive 15-years-to-life sentences today.

Kyle Bonaparte, 21, was sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court by judge Richard O’Neill after he was convicted of two counts of murder.

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Bonaparte was accused of fatally shooting two people — Joshua Brown, 26, and Raina Beal, 23 — on Oct. 4 in an apartment in the 1300 block of Delta Road after an argument, according to investigators. Bonaparte allegedly shot at Brown, who then shot back, investigators have said, and Beal was caught in the crossfire.

The defense argued in court today that Bonaparte is young and had a chaotic upbringing. A victim statement by a victim’s mother reminded the judge that her grandchildren will never see their parent again.