An Oklahoma tower technician has been sentenced to five years in prison for the beating death of his brother-in-law of 12 years in the parking lot of a Sioux City, Iowa motel.
Jordan Kaesemeyer, 36, of Marlow, Oklahoma, was sentenced on March 8, 2022, after pleading guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter for the June 2020 death of Justin Morrison, also of Marlow, Oklahoma.
Assault and willful injury counts were dismissed in exchange for his plea.
Sioux City Police stated that the two men were with a tower crew erecting a cell tower in the area and were staying at the Palmer House Motel when they got into a fight.
Investigators said that Kaesemeyer punched Morrison in the face, and when Morrison bent over to pick up his hat, Kaesemeyer reportedly kicked Morrison in the face with a steel-toed work boot.
Morrison refused to seek medical attention and was later found dead on his motel bed.
According to Morrison’s Facebook page, at the time of his death he was employed by American Tower Solutions LLC of Oklahoma.