- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a Salina man after being convicted in a retrial.

The Salina Journal (https://bit.ly/1QlBi4r ) reports Douglas Aldrich of Kanopolis was convicted in 2003 of voluntary manslaughter. But his 51 ½-year sentence was later set aside by a district judge after Aldrich argued that his attorney was ineffective.

Aldrich has about 6 ½ years left to serve in prison in connection to the stabbing of Jerry Bird at the Red Kitten, a former Salina bar, on Feb. 8, 2003.

Prosecutors said Bird told Aldrich to leave the bar after he became combative. Aldrich contended he stabbed Bird in self-defense.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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