GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-
The final man involved in a homicide arson case has been sentenced.
Lucos John Schultz, 23, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in June.
The sentence is the maximum the plea deal would allow.
Authorities say Schultz and another man, Julius Sutton, were invited over to the victim's house, 51-year-old William Smith, to drink in June 2013 when the three got into a verbal confrontation.
Investigator's then say the two men beat the Smith unconscious and dragged his body into and R-V, before setting it on fire in an effort to destroy evidence.
Sutton was found guilty in a jury trial on seven counts
in early August.
Schultz's mother testified to the court stating that he suffered from abuse as a child and mental illness growing up.
However, the judge in the case said the crime was "appalling" because "a host was killed after offering company to two individuals he was with that day."
Schultz will be credited with 441 days of pre-sentence confinement and has been ordered to repay over $10,000 in restitution to the victim's family.