Kenosha man faces 30 years in father's beating death

CREATED Oct. 13, 2012

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KENOSHA, Wis. - A 38 year old Kenosha man who punched, beat and stomped his father to death in 2010 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Brian Novak killed his father, 59 year old Michael Novak, in Kenosha after several months of conflict between the two, including the father's alleged sexual interest in his son's girlfriend.

Novak had originally faced first degree intentional homicide charges, but jurors ended up convicting him on second degree intentional homicide charges because they considered how the son had been provoked.