Two men charged with the beating death of a Salt Lake man last spring have pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Feke Latu, 18, and Salesi Fatafehi Tonga, 20, both of Salt Lake City, admitted Wednesday that they beat and robbed Norbert Begay, 22, in Jordan Park, 1000 S. Ninth West.Two children playing in the park found Begay's body the afternoon of April 8. An autopsy determined Begay had been beaten unconscious and died of asphyxiation.
Originally charged with second-degree murder, a first-degree felony, Latu and Tonga pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a second-degree felony. They also pleaded guilty as charged to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
Third District Judge Richard Moffat ordered the two men to undergo a 90-day mental evaluation at Utah State Prison before sentencing, which is scheduled Feb. 3.