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TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who was operating a marijuana growing operation in his home.

A judge in Hillsborough County sentenced Yuniel Sentmanat-Gonzalez, 41, on Wednesday after a jury convicted him late Tuesday night of first-degree felony murder, burglary of a dwelling, and attempted robbery.

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Sentmanat-Gonzalez and five others wearing masks shattered a sliding glass door and rushed into the man’s Brandon home in 2015. The man fought back and pulled the mask off one of the attackers while pushing them out of the house.

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The victim’s girlfriend saw Sentmanat-Gonzalez’s face. The mask left at the scene also contained his DNA and he left fingerprints at the scene, according to the Hillsborough state attorney’s office.

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