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Man gets 2 years in youth detention for New Mexico killing

June 21, 2019

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.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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