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June 26, 2018: Man Convicted in Fatal Beating Outside Hollywood Nightclub

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An Anaheim man was convicted today of beating a man to death outside of a Hollywood nightclub, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

A jury convicted Dietrich Canterberry (dob 12/20/81) of one count of involuntary manslaughter in Los Angeles County Superior Court after deliberating for three days.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 5 in Department 119 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Canterberry faces up to four years in state prison.

At about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2016, a dispute erupted outside a nightclub near Hollywood and Cahuenga boulevards. Canterberry attacked and beat 28-year-old Devion Jelkes, who was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

Deputy District Attorney Seth Carmack prosecuted case BA451429.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.