Homeless Man Gets 35 Years For Stabbing Acquaintance

WASHINGTON (AP) — A homeless man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally stabbing an acquaintance during an argument at a gas station they frequented.

Richard Williams, 43, was sentenced Friday in Superior Court in Washington. He had been convicted of second-degree murder while armed in the death of 37-year-old Sean West.

Prosecutors say on Aug. 27, 2010, the two got into a shoving match in a gas station in Oxon Hill, Md. just over the D.C. line. Authorities say West walked into Washington after a third person broke up the fight.

Prosecutors say Williams ran after West and stabbed him in the chest. West ran back into Oxon Hill, collapsed and died hours later.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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