PASCO, WA-A man who has spent nine years in prison will be re-sentenced next month.
An appellate court had overturned Delonde Pleasant's original 25-year prison sentence, ruling a jury must consider an exceptional prison term.
The jury convened in March recommended Pleasant be sent back to prison to serve another sixteen years.
Pleasant pleaded guilty in to manslaughter in 2002 in the beating death of his girlfriend Juanita Montelongo, who was 20.
The two had a two-year-old child, who is now being raised by the Montelongo family.