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Robert Young And Mark Rubinson, Real Life 'Weekend At Bernie's' Suspects, Get Probation (PHOTOS)

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his combination made with photos provided by the Denver Police on Friday, Sept. 16 2011 shows Mark Rubinson, 25, left, and Robert Young, 43. The men are accused of driving around with a dead friend, using his ATM/debit card and visiting a strip club in a less-amusing real-life version of the film
his combination made with photos provided by the Denver Police on Friday, Sept. 16 2011 shows Mark Rubinson, 25, left, and Robert Young, 43. The men are accused of driving around with a dead friend, using his ATM/debit card and visiting a strip club in a less-amusing real-life version of the film "Weekend at Bernie's." It is unclear how the friend, Jeffery Jarrett, died, but the men are not charged in his death. (AP Photo/Denver Police)

DENVER -- Two men accused of driving their dead friend around the Denver area and running up a bar tab on his account have been sentenced.

Robert Young and Mark Rubinson were given two years of probation in connection with the death of 43-year-old Jeffrey Jarrett. They also must perform community service and pay restitution.

They had pleaded guilty to abusing a corpse, with Young also pleading guilty to identity theft.

Jarrett's family said Thursday the court could not give either defendant the punishment they really deserved.

Authorities said the two went to Jarrett's home in August and found him unresponsive. Instead of calling police, Young and Rubinson put him in a car and went out. They used his credit card to pay for drinks.

Young said he thought Jarrett was drunk, not deceased. Jarrett's death was deemed an accident.

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