updated 10/15/2007 11:30:15 PM ET 2007-10-16T03:30:15

A man convicted of beating his wife’s lover and then stuffing the unconscious man into a hot oven was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Isaiah Kinney, 43, held Floyd Simmons on the floor while an accomplice, Gloria Jones, repeatedly smashed Simmons’ head with a table leg at the victim’s East Orange home in January 2006.

Kinney and Jones, 43, then dragged Simmons to the kitchen, removed the racks from a lit oven, and shoved him face-up inside, prosecutor Peter Sepulveda said.

Kinney was convicted of aggravated assault in the attack on Simmons, a former boxer who suffered extensive brain injuries and was hospitalized for four months. He required surgeries that included removing part of his brain, the prosecutor’s office said.

Jones pleaded guilty and testified against Kinney. She is serving eight years in prison.

Kinney must serve at least 17 years before he can be eligible for parole because of prior convictions for armed robbery, State Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin ruled.

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