- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Fitchburg man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a teenager during a fight over a parked car has been sentenced to up to 11 years in prison.

The Sentinel & Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1jkOQD9 ) reports that Jose Carrion was given credit for the nearly five years spent in custody at sentencing Monday.

A jury found Carrion guilty on Thursday in connection with 18-year-old Nelson Geraldino’s death in a melee that occurred after a September 2009 party at the Fitchburg apartment building where Carrion lived. His brother and codefendant in the case, Orville Carrion, was acquitted of the murders of Geraldino and 17-year-old Pedro Genao.

Prosecutors say the fight started because the Carrions’ car was blocking a partygoer’s vehicle.

Lawyers for the defendants say the brothers were defending themselves.

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Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com

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