Man convicted for Dayton homicide, other crimes learns fate

A man convicted for the shooting death of Donald Armstrong III and other crimes committed around the same time will spend 56-and-a-half years to life in prison.

Joshua Beall, 30, was sentenced in court Tuesday.

Beall and his lawyer claimed Donald Armstrong III pointed a gun at Beall while they and a woman were at an apartment on Maryland Avenue last summer. Beall told the jury he killed Armstrong in self-defense.

Prosecutors claimed Beall admitted his crimes to police, then came up with new stories before trial.

The charges against Beall included aggravated robbery stemming from a series of bank robberies and a carjacking involving a female pizza delivery driver in Huber Heights.

He was arrested after a chase and crash in Sharonville, near Cincinnati.

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