HALIFAX - A man involved in the group beating of another man who was later shot to death in the Halifax area in 2005 has had his bid for day parole denied.

Devon Terell Wright was 22 when he was sentenced to four years and 11 months in prison in the attack on Christopher Clark behind an apartment complex in Dartmouth.

Wright and two others were convicted of aggravated assault.

The alleged shooter, Dwight Sinclair Sparks, didn't survive to face his second-degree murder charge - the 25-year-old suffered a fatal heart attack in jail awaiting trial.

According to a National Parole Board decision from Sept. 3, Wright said he was highly intoxicated the night of the killing and denied taking part in the beating.