- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who won a new trial after being convicted in a fatal stabbing has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the case.

The Daily Item (https://bit.ly/1eE24mD) said 21-year-old Seth Hornberger of Mifflinburg entered the plea Wednesday in Union County Court. He was immediately sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison with credit for 2 years and 54 days already served.

A Snyder County jury convicted Hornberger of third-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in the March 2011 stabbing death of 22-year-old Alan Martin.

Hornberger said he was trying to protect a friend being assaulted by Martin in the kitchen of a Selinsgrove apartment.

He was granted a new trial after successfully appealing his conviction on the grounds that the trial judge had given faulty instructions to the jury.


Information from: The Daily Item, https://www.dailyitem.com

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