A Centereach man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for beating his fiancé’s 90-year old grandmother to death four years ago.

Robert Waters was convicted of second-degree murder in December at Suffolk County court.

Prosecutors said the 24-year-old man fatally beat Florence Troiani after an argument with his fiancé on June 21, 2011.

Judge Fernando Camacho rejected the defence attorney’s argument that Waters suffered a violent seizure brought on by his withdrawal from an anti-anxiety medication, or that Waters was acting under the influence of true emotional disturbance.

His attorney reportedly plans to appeal the verdict.

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