Man gets 2 years in youth detention for New Mexico killing
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An 18-year-old man convicted of stabbing a man to death in New Mexico was sentenced to two years in a youth detention center.
The Farmington Daily Times reports Trustin Begay was sentenced as a juvenile Thursday after a jury found him guilty last week of voluntary manslaughter in the death of 28-year-old Steven Begay.
Steven Begay was stabbed multiple times in Farmington in April 2018.
Trustin Begay apologized to the family in court.
Judge Sarah Weaver said she would have imposed a tougher sentence if she could.
The judge told Begay that she hopes he is truly sorry and takes this opportunity to change his life.
Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com