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      Tommy Branch sentenced to 28 years in prison

      Maslin was severely beaten and robbed while walking home from a Capitol Hill bar last August. (Family photo)

      The man convicted of severely beating a Capitol Hill young father at Eastern Market during a robbery last summer was sentenced to 28 years behind bars.

      A judge sentenced Tommy Branch in connection with the beating of T.C. Maslin, who was left with severe brain injuries after the Aug. 18 attack.

      In all, the jury convicted Branch on 10 of 12 counts related to the Maslin attack and several other incidents.

      Maslin was struck with a baseball bat and robbed of his credit card and cell phone, authorities said. Sunny Kuti, 17, and Michael Moore, 18 are also accused in the incident.

      Moore pleaded guilty in connection with the beatings.

      Kuti and another defendant, Darrin Beal, are awaiting trial.

      The three suspects are also accused of robbing two other men in a separate neighborhood hours after attacking Maslin, who was assaulted while on his way home from a bar after attending a Washington Nationals game with friends.