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MMA fighter gets 12-year sentence for Hilo manslaughter

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Big Island mixed martial arts fighter was sentenced Thursday in connection with a deadly beating in Hilo.

Waylen Carenio received a 12-year prison sentence for manslaughter and intimidating a witness. In December 2011, the 21-year-old got into a fight with 44-year-old Roy Williams outside a Hilo sports bar.

Williams struck his head on the pavement and died the next day.

"I wish that I could have avoided the whole situation. I wish that I never went out in the first place and most of all I wish that I could go back and fix it all, but I can't," said Carenio.

Carenio must also pay restitution to Williams' family.

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