Florida Man Gets Life Sentence For Fatally Beating Woman During Drug Binge

A Florida man will spend his life in prison for beating a woman to death and nearly killing her roommate.

Christopher Powell, 32, of Panama City, was sentenced Wednesday after jurors found him guilty of first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

Authorities say Powell, his wife, Tiffany Powell, and two others had been engaged in a drug binge with 59-year-old Carla Maria Hight and 43-year-old Marie Rachel Foxworthy at the women's home in February 2016. 

Prosecutors say the party turned violent when the Powells attacked Foxworthy over a missing set of truck keys. 

Hight was killed after she demanded the others take Foxworthy to a hospital, and Foxworthy managed to get away.

Tiffany Powell is awaiting trial. 

The other man and woman with them testified against Powell and are awaiting sentencing.

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