- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has accepted a 55-year prison term in return for his guilty plea to a murder count in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man near Abilene Christian University.

D’Angelo Bell is had been charged with capital murder in the death of former Abilene Cooper High School football player Kaleb Cory in July 2014 at a housing complex near the university.

Bell’s attorney, John Young, says his client will become eligible for parole after serving 27½ years of his sentence. He already is receiving credit for two years of incarceration while awaiting trial.

Police say Bell fought with Cory after the victim confronted him about stealing several items from the apartment’s owner.

Authorities say Cory was stabbed several times and taken to a hospital, where he died.

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